1. Focus Group Wrap Up 

As part of our work on access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities, we have completed three focus groups in impacted areas of San José. Although the information is still being transcribed, we wanted to let you know a little more about how it went and thank all of the volunteers who assisted us. It was interesting to discover that in two of the focus groups, children of the participants were vegan for ethical reasons.

Read our blog to find out more:
http://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/

2. Misc. F.E.P. Bits
Food Empowerment Project was honored to be named the Critical Animal Studies Grassroots Project of the Year by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. To read more about the awards go to: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/.

Watch a short video done by Because We Must that gives a good summary of our work:
http://vimeo.com/35677960 

lauren Ornelas, Food Empowerment Project’s executive director, was featured in a recent episode of Our Hen House, with a radio interview that included important information about access issues and the problem of slavery in the chocolate industry. Have a listen to what lauren shared with the folks at Our Hen House:
http://www.ourhenhouse.org/episode109 

 

3. Take Action 

Don’t forget to plan and/or participate in an event for the Meatout, the world’s largest grassroots dietary education campaign: http://www.meatout.org/

If you live in California, please submit an email to encourage Governor Brown to make sure he appoints someone to the Department of Pesticide Regulation to ban methyl iodide:
http://action.ufw.org/page/speakout/mei1211

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