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Food and Faith is a blog of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

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November 27, 2009

Black Friday and Fair Trade

Please excuse the lack of actual food references in this article. I am posting it as an awareness raising tool about consumer choices in general, to recognize the purchasing power we have in the US (for Christmas gifts or for...

November 27, 2009

One straw revolutionary lives on

Just over a year after his death, FUKUOKA Masanobu was the main topic of conversation at our Thanksgiving meal table today. Fukuoka was an amazing man who I had the chance to meet at his farm on Shikoku Island back in 1985, when I was living in Japan. His contributions to agriculture, permaculture and profound philosophies undergirding farming, nature and life are innumerable.

November 24, 2009

Fair Food

A few weeks ago, in a town in Peru called Huancayo in the Central Andes, we celebrated the anniversary of CEDEPAS, one of the founding organizations in the Joining Hands Network Peru (a program of the Presbyterian Church USA Hunger...

November 24, 2009

Monks, mushrooms and the sacramental nature of everyday eating

Thanksgiving isn’t just a rote exercise over turkey and stuffing one time a year. Truly giving thanks means making the connection between our daily bread and the Bread of Life, writes Fred Bahnson.

November 20, 2009

Local Food at a Stand Still

“The local food movement is going nowhere.” That’s according to my friend Mike. Mike is an intern at a nearby sustainable, organic farm, and he told me this while we were sitting at a locally-owned restaurant eating grass-fed bison burgers...

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