Ed Bruske

Ed Bruske, a former Washington Post reporter, now tends his “urban farm” about a mile from the White House in the District of Columbia. He was a co-founder of the group D.C. Urban Gardeners and lectures on composting, kitchen gardening, food preservation, and other related topics. He sits on the advisory board of the D.C. Farm to School Network and contributes to food policy blogs such as Grist and La Vida Locavore, as well as the gardening blog Garden Rant. He is a contributing editor for the food access blog, DC Food for All.

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:58am
Processed Food Industry Shows USDA Who’s Boss in the Cafeteria
First it was potatoes. Now it’s pizza. The processed food industry is reaching out to its friends in Congress to scuttle new USDA guidelines that were supposed to make school meals healthier.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 12:24pm
Finally Revealed: Processed Food Rebates Dominate School Cafeterias
When I first started writing about the food being served in my daughter’s elementary school cafeteria, I figured there had to be a reason children were being fed Apple Jacks cereal, strawberry milk, Pop-Tarts, Giant Goldfish Grahams and Otis Spunkmeyer muffins for breakfast.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 10:24am
Wake Up, Parents! Or Let Kids Run the Cafeteria
Suddenly a debate over chocolate milk in school is heating up in the pages of The Washington Post. Or should I say our hometown paper has finally noticed there’s a food revolution going on in D.C.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:38am
Big Dairy Puts Big Scare Into Parents Over Chocolate Milk – But for How Long?
Los Angeles schools are prepared to announce they will no longer serve flavored milk beginning in the fall, according to a report yesterday in the Los Angeles Times. Superintendent John Deasy says he will make that recommendation to the L.A. school board in July. Could this surprise development in the nation’s second-largest school district spell the end of chocolate milk as we know it?
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 9:12am
NY Times’ Sugar Bombshell
We may look back on this week as the moment when public opinion finally turned against the idea that fat is what makes us ill and embraced the emerging science implicating sugar as the nation’s number one threat to good health.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 10:35am
How Do You Define “Sustainable”?
“Defining sustainability is not the problem,” says farmer and Leopold Center fellow Fred Kirshenmann. “The debate is over how we do it. And we don’t have a lot of time left to figure out how to keep our food system going.”
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:24am
You Can Change Your School’s Food
Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” So, how much time do you have to change the food your school serves?
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Friday, April 9, 2010 - 11:45am
You Call This Food?
I was ready to have a perfectly civilized discussion–blog-to-blog–with Sam Fromartz over at ChewsWise on the subject of what we can do to get kids to eat better when I was stopped dead in my tracks by the lunch being served at my daughter’s elementary school here in the nation’s capital. Look at the photo above and tell me what you see.
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