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Video Voice in NOLA, Gulf Food Systems, Building Community Through Video


The UpTake spoke with New Orleans Video Voice Collective director Michele Burton-Oatis about engaging communities through video and about how the BP oil spill, and Hurricane Katrina, have impacted community food systems in and around New Orleans. Continue Reading →

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Food Sovereignty Prize Winners Discuss Building Global Movement


Those who were honored with 2010 Food Sovereignty Prizes at this year’s Community Food Security conference in New Orleans spoke on a panel discussion about building a global food sovereignty movement. Continue Reading →

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BP Oil Spill, Industrial Pollution’s Effects on Gulf Coast Food


Matt Rota of the Gulf Restoration Network and Harvey Reed of the Louisiana Association of Cooperatives address how environmental pollution — in particular the BP oil spill this spring — affect local food systems. Continue Reading →

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Pelicans Still Paying Price For BP Disaster

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Video and text from US Coast Guard:
GRAND ISLE, Louisiana – Veterinarian Heather Nevill, a Fairbanks, Alaska,-resident with the International Bird Rescue Research Center is assisted by Brent Koonce of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Eric Liffmann of Little Rock, Arkansas., both with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team work to stabilize a pelican and a gull at the Grand Isle bird stabilization unit Monday, July 26, 2010. The gull was the 600th bird to be treated at the unit since its stand up immediately following the spill. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis. Continue Reading →

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