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Celebrating Black Environmentalists During Black History Month:

Shut Down Animal Testing Lab Accused of Abuse

Closing the Food Gap : Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty by Mark Winne.

Birke Baehr is a twelve year old internationally know youth advocate for organic food and sustainable farming practices. Birke's mission is to educate others about the problems of the industrialized food system, while presenting solutions for that system through advocating the alternative choices of local, organic, and sustainable food.

An article about Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms from Mother Jones, written by famed food activist Michael Pollen. This is an older article (from 2006) but full of interesting quotes from Joel. Lots of food for thought...

"I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first Black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a Black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself." ~ Shirley Chisholm, 1968

This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration.

Awarded this year’s prize to Miss Cynthia Hayes of Savannah, GA, on behalf of Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network. She works with Black Farmers.....