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The brilliant cake baked by students from to celebrate

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I’ve decided when I see fun cakes-for-a-cause I’m going to post them with the hashtag #politicakes. Thanks to my dear daughter for that one! Hoping this will be inpiration for all of us.

I  do like this cake, photos of which I saw retweeted on Twitter:

Mother Joyce: “if you cut the cake fairly there’s enough to go round”

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So far we have a #SavetheArctic Christmas cake and #axedrax pancakes.  If you see and better yet make a cake for a cause, please send it our way for documentation, hashtagization, etc.  Here’s the Pinterest page as well. Thank you!

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Fairfood International and a Moroccan Tomato Salad

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Fairfood International is an Amsterdam-based organisation that campaigns “to improve the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable people in our food system, such as smallholder farmers, workers (especially women) and consumers, and to ensure the sustainable production and consumption of food,” as they explain on their website.  You can learn a lot on their site about global commodity foods and workers’ lives in industries like pineapples from the Philippines, Shrimp from Asia, Vanilla from Madagascar and Central American Sugarcane.

I’ve been impressed with their efforts against poor working conditions, low wages, job insecurity, and pesticide exposure among people working in the really huge tomato industry in Morocco. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s a video from Food Chain Workers Alliance.  Thinking about 20 million food sector workers in the USA and the better wages everyone so obviously deserves.

More disturbing statistics:

http://civileats.com/2014/02/10/16-things-the-restaurant-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-know/#sthash.LczRboBS.uxfs&st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/aA6qkWOpFD

Here’s a film that will be available soon.  Looks good:

http://thehandthatfeedsfilm.com/#

Migrant Justice in the Dairy Industry in Vermont– events from this summer:http://www.migrantjustice.net/news/ben-jerrys-commits-to-work-with-vt-dairy-workers-to-adopt-milk-with-dignity-program-in-supply

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