Food waste is responsible for eight percent U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, that includes growing the food that we’re going to waste, processing and manufacturing it, transportation and landfill gases. There are multiple solutions to reducing food waste and its impact on climate. Please have a listen to my latest Local Food Report entitled A Community Composts about one such program. It’s on WCAI, local public radio for the Cape, the Coast and the Islands. Thanks! ~ ali
Award nominations, Lists, Giveaways & Some good words:
"If Michael Pollan sounded the battle cry, Ali Berlow issues the marching orders. Think of this book as food activism for everyone. It's an elitist movement no more - everyone deserves clean food." Steven Raichlen, author and host of Primal Grill on PBS and Project Smoke.
June 1st, 2016 interview with Moms Clean Air Force + book giveaway to kick off their #SchoolsOutFoodDrive
20th Annual Books for a Better Life Award Finalist, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Award ceremony will take place at The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, New York, NY, April 18th, 2016.
#FoodTank Summit - Washington DC, April 20-21st, 2016. Ali will be a speaker/panel member: Legislating Change in Agriculture with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D) ME, Kathleen Marrigan, Claire Benjamin DiMattina of Food Policy Action, Holly Freishtat of Baltimore City Planning Department and Deb Atwood.
New York City Food Policy Center includes 'Food Activist Handbook' in its list: 20 Good Food Reads
Civil Eats names 'Food Activist Handbook' one of 'The 20 Best Food and Farm Books of 2015'!
EcoCentric of Sustainable Table and Grace Communications Foundation includes Food Activist Handbook in their Holiday Book Gift Guide: 2015
Small steps can create big changes in your community’s food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you’ve had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.