Another "globalization" (Agro-Looting) nightmare. This one hits very close to home, viz., my frequent bowls of quinoa at home, and my love for asparagus.
As unemployment benefits are scheduled to lapse this week, food banks, already stressed, are trying to get donations stepped up, in an attempt to meet what they foresee as a tremendous increase in need. Many are already in a crisis mode (I know that here in MI, they frequently run out of food early in the month). There are some campaigns, with matching donations happening today, that will match your dollar (Gleaners here in MI), and even match your donation 1 and 1/2 times (Forgotten Harvest here in MI). A good resource for foodbanks is at Feeding America:
and the article (be warned, Huffpo) on the foodbank crisis:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/29... Read below the fold...