Find News on Community Food Systems via Scoop.it!
Social Media can be helpful or overwhelming, depending on who you are and what you think about social media.
At the Community & Regional Food Systems Project, we are curating content on Community & Regional Food Systems as a way to keep up with current news and – hopefully – to provide collaborators with a ready source of news on selected topics.
We are experimenting with a tool that helps us curate content. Scoop.it! is a powerful search engine that finds content from newspapers, magazines, blogs, you-tube videos – you name it. We’ve specified the topics that we are looking for, and then our curator (me) goes through a list of sources suggested by Scoop.it! for those that are of interest to our project.
I also ‘scoop’ content that comes my way through listservs or other sources that I follow. In general, I cull content about topics related to food security and community-based food systems, including:
- Food System supply chain
- soil health and access to land
- urban agriculture production
- beginning and immigrant farmers
- distribution and aggregation
- marketing to improve access to local foods
- composting and resource/waste recovery
- Nutrition and health
- school food
- encouraging children to eat healthy foods
- food safety
- Food Justice and food sovereignty
- Food Entrepreneurism
- value-added processing
- value-based marketing
- Food Policy
- municipal policy
- Federal policy
- research based publications from Extension
- Food System Activities in Our Collaborating Cities
- Cedar Rapids
- Los Angeles
If you’d like to stay up to date with these issues, ‘follow’ the site: www.scoop.it/t/community-food-systems
We’ll also post articles from Scoop.it periodically to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crfsproject