Education

Pesticides and Produce?

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Do you ever wonder what chemicals might be in or on the fruits and vegetables you buy and eat? When purchasing produce from the grocery store, it is nearly impossible to know their source, and whether or not the farms they come from have sustainable and safe growing practices. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring raised public […]

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World Oceans Day 2020 – An Open Letter

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An Open Letter from Our Oceans Dear Humans, Did you know that this special day of June is World Oceans Day?! It’s a day to celebrate ME! And as part of that, I ask you today, to please listen to my humble message, so that you might better understand, and perhaps address, my current situation. […]

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Don’t Cage Our Oceans Groups Calls Out Trump for using COVID19 as Cover to Undercut Fishing Communities and Push Ocean Factory Fish Farms

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On Thursday May 7, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the White House issued a controversial Executive Order to streamline permitting for industrial marine finfish farms and gut other protective regulatory processes for managing ocean wildlife and habitat. The move threatens wild ecosystems, local fishing communities and coastal economies, and paints the fish farming industry […]

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Organizations Collaborate to Deliver Fresh Local Food from Farms to Families Amid COVID19

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Today, the various organizations that make up the Growing Local Collaborative – Recirculating Farms Coalition, Top Box Foods Louisiana, SPROUT NOLA, New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, and Liberty’s Kitchen – in partnership with Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market, are ramping up efforts to keep New Orleans residents fed and healthy by […]

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RFC and the Growing Local Collaborative

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In recent years, RFC has been working cooperatively with several New Orleans, Louisiana organizations: Liberty’s Kitchen, NOLA Food Policy Advisory Committee, SPROUT NOLA, and Top Box Foods Louisiana, to collectively promote community health and wellness through increased food access, job training, and policy advocacy. Last year, these organizations formalized the relationships, under the “Growing Local […]

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Victory — Court Stops Fish Farms in Gulf

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Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with fishing, consumer and conservation organizations, won a major legal victory when U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided that a federal regulation to develop finfish farms in the Gulf of Mexico was invalid. Marianne Cufone, local counsel on the case and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms […]