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This weekly newsletter was started to help you keep up-to-date with interesting events, companies, and research that are changing the way we produce, distribute, and consume food.
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Massive Brainstorm: Week 1 Ideation Roundup
Last week, I posted a provocation for a ‘Massive Brainstorm‘ on how we could use social media to affect the 2012 Farm Bill.
Check out some of the innovative ideas & insights from entrepreneurs, technologists, social media experts, wonks, activists, and community organizers.
Quick taste of ideas shared:
“It would be interesting to create a Foursquare account that would check-in every farm and factory that this “simple” prepared meal had to touch before it arrived at the supermarket. With this, we can show how the current food system supports a grossly overcomplicated supply chain.” – Mike Lee, Studiofeast
What’s next? This week, I will be posting resources about what exactly the farm bill is. You are invited to join the conversation!
Kerry Trueman interviews Marion Nestle about last Sunday’s New York Times has a disturbing exposé by Michael Moss about the USDA’s efforts to aid the dairy industry by encouraging excessive cheese consumption.
Town Square of Placemaking Brainstorm – Project For Public Spaces Launch of “Town Square of Placemaking,” an online and physical center where individuals and organizations from all over the world can share insights, resources, and learn from each other.