All posts in Food and Food Policy

April 8, 2014, No comments

More than a year after successfully lobbying Asheville City Council to adopt and enact its first food action plan, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council has begun charting its priorities for the year.

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A 20-year first: EPA proposing changes to pesticide use

April 8, 2014, No comments

While pesticides can help farmers raise lusher Christmas trees and juicier tomatoes, they can also be a threat to thousands of farmworkers in Western ...

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NC policymakers sowing effort to green state’s food deserts

March 28, 2014, No comments

Since getting down to work in January, the House Committee on Food Desert Zones has heard from grocers, producers and participants in dozens of progra ...

Ramps. Image via the National Forests in North Carolina.

Guidance offered on collecting ramps in NC national forests

March 27, 2014, No comments

For some visitors, spring in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests means collecting ramps. The National Forests in North Carolina offers guidance ...