October 24, 2012
It's Food Day--Special Edition!
About Food Day
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) organizes the national annual Food Day on October 24th to bring together powerful, diverse coalitions of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life.
With more than 400 events, it is a veg-friendly campaign that provides an opportunity to address the benefits of a plant-based diet on health, hunger, agricultural policy, animal protection, and farm worker justice.
Free e-Book -- CSPI's Greener Diet
6 Arguments for a Greener Diet - AWFW friend and colleague, Michael Jacobson, offers his eating green food calculator and free e-book: 6 Arguments for a Greener Diet. This book provides thoughtful advice to consumers and policymakers on adopting a plant-based diet.
As Executive Director of CSPI, 6 Arguments brings forth both science and reputation. Specifically, Jacobson notes how a more plant-based diet (than meats & dairy) leads to extra years of healthy living while reducing environmental damage and farmed animal suffering.
Donate $20 to AWFW and we'll mail you printed version.
AWFW on Capitol Hill
A Well-Fed World - Jaime Hecht, AWFW's Outreach Coordinator, is currently on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC attending presentations and promoting our mission at Food Day's "sold-out" Capitol Hill National Marquee Event... The Future of Food: 2050.
Hosted by Hon. Chellie Pingree, this conference brings together policymakers and forward-thinking experts on agriculture policy, nutrition, and sustainability to improve the future of Americans’ diet and the food system.
PB&J & AWFW at Whole Foods
PB&J Campaign / A Well-Fed World - Saturday, the 27th, 11am-4pm at Whole Foods Grocery in Washington, DC - Gary Loewenthal, the PB&J Campaign Director for AWFW, will be distributing info brochures along with mini-sandwiches & apple slices dipped in peanut butter (and other nut butters).
Join us (Gary, Jaime and Dawn) for this fun, Halloween-themed apple and PB&J promo the delights with delicious plant-based protein... a gentle reminder that "meat's no treat to those you eat."
Brighter Green Video & Blog
Brighter Green - Mia MacDonald, Brighter Green's Founder/Executive Director and friend/partner of AWFW, has a Food Day blog post on the rise of fast food in low-income countries.
Plus, check out Brighter Green's video documentary collection, including What's for Dinner? about China. While Chinese citizens consume half the animal products of Americans, as a country they eat more than twice as much with an alarming impact on world food prices and policies.