New Office!

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Center Point healing, where I have been seeing clients for the past 2 years, has just moved from Hyattsville to College Park! We are now located at 7309 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 119, College Park, Maryland 20740. The new space is much larger and will accommodate more practitioners offering acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage and nutrition counseling, AND …

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Decisions to make in the cereal aisle

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As some of my close friends could attest, up to a year after my return from living in rural Nicaragua, a trip to a supermarket was traumatic for me; I would become catatonic after a simple trip down the breakfast aisle at the local grocery store. There were just so many boxes, so much stuff …

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2013 Food Sovereignty Prize

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October 16 is World Food Day, a day dedicated to education about world hunger and possible solutions. For the past two decades small producers, and family farmers have been developing the concept of food sovereignty, based in the belief that all people deserve a say in how their food is produced, as well as the …

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More on cooking demonstrations

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Last Sunday, my classmate Josh Smith and I gave a presentation at a parish in downtown Baltimore organized by the Baltimore Food and Faith Project, supported by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future. While I did mention this in my previous blog, I did want to give a shout out …

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Food Justice

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We all have a right to food, and to know exactly what’s in our food, but sometimes polices, practices and perceptions get in our way of actually being able to put safe, nutritious and enough of it on our tables. LaDonna Redmond, long-time community activist and senior program associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade …

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Do I know what I’m eating?

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Cornucopia Institute’s New Report, Cereal Crimes has given me reason to continue to ask that question. As I kid I remember loving my bowl of cereal in the morning, and as I grew and went off to college, graduate school and professional life I know my tastes in cereal have changed, but cereal is often …

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Industrial agriculture and losing ground

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If you believe that industrial agriculture is great because it ensures that we have plenty of cheap food to choose from in the marketplace, think again about its environmental cost. The The Losing Ground Website set up by the Environmental Working Group tells the story of soil erosion which leads to dangerous pesticides and herbicides …

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International Woman

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March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women around the world struggle for having power over simple decisions that heavily affect their lives and the lives of the their families and children. Below I am sharing a video clip of Raj Patel, a writer whom I like, as he explains the concept of “food sovereignty” and …

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