Federal proposal to create new urban food outlets

Via Streetsblog Capitol Hill (with thanks to Joy!): A new budget proposal is aimed at developing new food outlets in urban neighborhoods that policymakers call “food deserts”: White House Pitches $400M for Healthier Neighborhood Food Outlets

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Go Green, Go Healthy Fair

Via the Seacoast Eat Local blog: Go Green, Go Healthy Fair – February 6th in Fremont “This free, family-friendly event will also include massage, chiropractic care, natural cleaning ideas, nutrition ideas, energy conservation tools, stress reduction services, face painting, and healthy food samples.”

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GMOs in NH Action Alert: Meeting Feb. 3 in Exeter

From Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH (NOFA-NH) via the Seacoast Eat Local blog: ACT AGAINST GENETIC ENGINEERING IN OUR STATE! There is nothing locally grown nor heirloom about genetically engineered food. The NH localvore, slow food and organic movement can collaborate and take the first steps in discouraging the presence of genetically engineered food and products in our state.

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Public Forum on Dairy Initiative, Dec 8

Senator Deb Reynolds, chair of the Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund (MPERF) Board, invites legislators, farmers, conservationists and consumers to a public informational forum on the Keep Local Farms initiative. The forum will be held in Representatives Hall of the State House in Concord on Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 am. Keep Local Farms is a new voluntary program that

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Letter from Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel

Dear Slow Food Seacoast Friends, Please read the exerpts below from a great letter Slow Food leaders recently received from Slow Food USA’s president. It really describes the direction Slow Food is headed in. I hope it makes you feel good about your involvement, what we have already accomplished, and what we set out to do each time we meet,

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