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April 28th, 2017
Connecting the Dots on Ag and Climate Change
By: Debbie Barker, International Program Director

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of citizens will march in Washington, D.C., and around the world, raising their voices to demand action on climate change, one of the most critical issues of our day.

Energy and fossil fuel will be at the center of the dialogue, of course, but it’s also critical to address the reality that our…

November 23rd, 2015
Top 5 Reasons Why We Need to Rebuild Soil Carbon Now
By Diana Donlon, Food and Climate Director

This article was originally published on FoodTank on November 19, 2015.

In a few weeks, delegates from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (

March 18th, 2015
An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

Originally published on the Huffington Post on March 18, 2015

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to s…

October 15th, 2014
Plant Breeding vs. GMOs: Conventional Methods Lead the Way in Responding to Climate Change
By Doug Gurian Sherman, Ph.D, Senior Scientist at Center for Food Safety

This blog was originally published on Civil Eats.

Genetically engineered (GE) seeds are often sold to farmers and the public on the grounds that they are the wave of the future, taking over where conventional plant breeding left …

October 4th, 2014
5 Things to Do After Climate Week
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Director

Originally posted on Huffington Post

Thanks to the epic success of the People's Climate March, alarm bells demanding climate action have never rung louder…

July 25th, 2014
Celebrating Seasonality and Strengthening Culture
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

This blog first appeared on Food Tank

In his engrossing new book, The Third Plate, Dan Barber observes that our present food system is disconnected:

It operates in silos: vege…

June 5th, 2014
Making Climate-Smart Choices for Your Family
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

This blog originally appeared on Moms Rising

June 5th is World Environment Day. It’s like Earth Day, celebrated here in the U.S., but for the whole wide World! Run by the United Nation Environment Program (or UNEP) it was established in 1972 by the U.N…

April 11th, 2014
Years of Eating Dangerously?
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

Years of Living Dangerously airs this Sunday on Showtime. The first episode, which is highly worth your time, investigates different facets of the climate crisis in Texas, Syria, and Indonesia…

June 5th, 2013
Enlisting the Climate Ally Underfoot
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

This piece originally appeared on Food Tank 6/4/13

Click here to read this blog post in Spanish

You may have heard the news that on May 9th, we crossed the scary 400 parts …

April 30th, 2013
Got Kids? Skip the Pesticides. Doctors' Orders!
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

Click here for the Spanish language version

If your pediatrician recommends eating more fruits and vegetables, what they really mean is to eat organic fruits and vegetables…

January 18th, 2013
The Agricultural Fulcrum: Better Food, Better Climate
By Jess Daniels, Cool Foods Campaign Intern

In a timely and provocative piece published today in The AtlanticCool Foods Campaign Director Diana Donlon highlights the unique potency of agric…

November 5th, 2012
Get out and vote... With Your Fork!
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

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While election season is upon us, let’s remember that we are already voting every day…

October 25th, 2012
Mayor and City Council of LA announce nation's most comprehensive Good Food Policy initiative!
By Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director

Riding on the heels of our letter last week, the City of Los Angeles has announced that they will move forward with an ambitious and commendable Good Food Procurement Policy…