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Okay, okay. You got me. I’ve been lazy about publishing my weekly food and sustainability round up. Exhaustion got the best of me and I’ve been trying to figure out my priorities for the past two weeks. After plenty of procrastination, I finally put my big girl pants on today and filed my taxes, did some spring cleaning, and went into hyper-planning mode with Lewis about an exciting project we’re working on (among other things…). You might also have noticed that the site looks different! Thanks to Tori from Harper Maven Design, my blog has a whole new look and I am in love with it. Thank you Tori for all your patience and hard work during this process! <3

This week in food and sustainability…

  • According to a survey of 1000 voters, 60% of Americans “think policymakers put profits before health, continuing ‘subsidies that help keep junk food cheap and drive up health problems like obesity, diabetes, and even cancer'”.
  • The future of food, according to Alice Waters: “We have to figure out the role of technology. Is it really about finding out about every varietal of fruit and vegetable and every breed of animal? Is it about helping us plant victory gardens like early farming technology and the government helped us plant during World War II? We need to be able to have good food come into the city and be available through wholesale to schools, hospitals, and all of the big institutions. And we can’t have a profit-maker in between the farmer and the institution.”
  • Hillary Clinton is finally addressing climate justice. Not only is her plan “devoid of solid action strategies,” but is also failing to include and acknowledge people of colour, “who are most affected by environmental racism and climate change.”
  • Seven awesome organizations who are combating food waste! 

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I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The photos you see in this post are of the vegan carrot cake I made from this recipe on Love and Lemons. The vegan cream cheese frosting is divine, I would be happy just spreading it on toast or eating it with a spoon. You can get the recipe on their blog.

Your edible plant enthusiast,

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  • Ahhhh! I LOVE it! The design is so beautiful my dear friend! xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Hey Gen! I love the new look! I’m linking to you in my next post tomorrow to share your wonderful sustainability links xxReplyCancel

  • […] out the wonderful Gen of Gratitude and Greens This Week in Food and Sustainability post, which as ever is such a fantastic resource with links to interesting and important food and […]ReplyCancel

  • UGH. That Politico article. Most US public servants put $$$ before E V E R Y T H I N G. And it’s maddening. But also? Not even remotely surprising considering Citizens United makes it so damn easy for them to value money over the health and well being of the people who elected them, in the first place. NOW YOU GOT ME ALL WORKED UP. 😉

    Love the new design, lady! <3ReplyCancel

  • Hey Genevive, From one veggie lover to another, I’m really happy to have come across your blog! I love the links here. Keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • Sophie

    Love the new blog design, Gen!ReplyCancel

  • The new site looks great, Gen! I love that pretty green fade at the top of the page. I am so so behind on reading and just catching up. Looking forward to hearing about that project you mentioned. Hope all is well, lovely xoReplyCancel