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Nestlé and the Drought

28 July 2015

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 By Grania Power, CFJC Fundraising and Climate Change Intern  The California drought has made national headline news this year, with water resources reaching a new level of scarcity. Governor Brown has asked state residents to cut back their home water use by an average of 25%.  Businesses, too, have been asked to cut back by […]

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White House Pollinator Task Force

28 July 2015

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  By Chris Jadallah, CFJC Intern Pollinator health has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years as major news outlets have featured honey bee population declines along with the impact their decline has on  agriculture, economic prosperity, and food security. At least 90 commercially grown crops are dependent on honey bees and their […]

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$131k in 31 Days: Support CFJC’s Transition!

25 July 2015

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On July 27th, the Community Food and Justice Coalition launches our biggest summer fund appeal to date. $131k in 31 Days: Support CFJC’s Transition! to address Armando’s health concerns. CFJC has come a long way since our founding in 2003. Y. Armando Nieto came to CFJC in 2010 to take the coalition “to the next level.” […]

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Berries & Boycotts

13 July 2015

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By Chris Jadallah — Food Policy Research Intern Boycotts have always been an important tool in progressive activism, with roots tracing back far and wide throughout history. Boycotts give consumers the collective power to “turn the heat on” and pressure powerful entities like corporations and nation-states to change unfair and unjust policies. In the mid-1960s, […]

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You Can’t Eat Oil

7 July 2015

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By Cassandra Ceballos – CFJC Intern I’m going to paint a picture for you, and I want you to try and guess where I’m describing. Imagine you’re sitting in a wicker chair at a mahogany table. You’re wearing a loose tank top and cutoff shorts. There are sandals on your feet, and you’re eating New […]

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Protecting our Pollinators

7 July 2015

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By Chris Jadallah — CFJC Food Policy Research Intern My interests in ecology, sustainable food systems, and environmental protection led me to pursue a major in Conservation and Resource Studies at UC Berkeley. While seeking out research opportunities relevant to my studies, I stumbled across the Urban Bee Lab through an undergraduate research apprenticeship program.  My […]

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Just the Start

22 June 2015

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By Luis Ochoa – CFJC Intern Before I started my internship at Community Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) I took a look at my health education 480 syllabus and saw the 240 hours that were required for the internship. I thought that 240 hours was a huge chunk of time but looking back at my internship […]

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Many Thanks and Farewell

22 June 2015

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By Jessy Gill – Policy Specialist After four life-defining years at Community Food and Justice Coalition, I write to say thank you and farewell – though not goodbye.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to work so closely with the incredible partners and members of CFJC. I came to the Bay as Occupy […]

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A Selma Reflection

19 May 2015

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By Christina Spach Selma was alive with events and speakers tucked into all corners of the town when we arrived on March 8, 2015—the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. According to multiple sources, an estimated 80,000 people crossed the Pettus Bridge that day with roughly 100,000 in attendance. Original foot soldiers who risked their lives […]

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An Internship: Illuminating the Possibilities for and Optimistic Future

5 May 2015

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Evelyn Hartman, Evaluation and Food Policy Research Intern I had a frustrating relationship with my undergraduate thesis. Before immersing myself in the research of my thesis on the alternative food movement, I thought I strongly identified with the movement. I made a conscious effort to visit my local farmer’s market every Saturday morning, worked with […]

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A New Experience

5 March 2015

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Luis Ochoa-Lopez, Communications and Evaluations Intern When I heard that CFJC was invited to present a workshop to 3rd graders at the local Cleveland Elementary School, I thought this could be a great opportunity to familiarize myself with how to present to a difference type of audience. This would be the first time I would […]

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How CFJC Helped Me Connect The Dots

4 March 2015

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Kira Lou, Food and Climate Policy Research Intern When I first decided to intern at CFJC in September, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. That’s not to say that the experience was negative in any way. It is to say that I didn’t immediately have a full grasp of the work […]

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