Posted By: Sara Coe Published: March 31, 2020

All eyes are watching for the impact of one invisible threat to America. There are actually two threats coming.  Some food will become hard to get. America imports one third of its fresh vegetables and more than half of its fresh fruit from from countries that already have the coronavirus epidemic. Importing food is not limited to acquiring food from other countries - the majority of America's heavily populated east coast states import fruits and veggys from west coast states. [1]

Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 20, 2016

Food for Fines in Lexington, Kentucky as appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader January 4, 2016 LexPark collects 10,000 canned food items in “Food for Fine” program The Lexington Parking Authority collected 10,000 canned goods and other food items as part of its five-week “food for fines” program. The program — now in its second …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 8, 2014

Rescuing People by Rescuing Food Copyright Francis P.Koster, Ed.D. Note: In addition to publishing my writing on this website, and emailing it to a mailing list of over 3,000 community leaders, my columns appear in several newspapers. One of the unsatisfying aspects of my work is that I never know if anyone acts on the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: April 5, 2014

Fruits and Veggies Lower Death Rate by 42% and Create Local Jobs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. There are three surprising facts about food that almost no one knows - and they absolutely impact the life expectancy and health of you and yours. Start with this: British researchers studied 65,000 people over 7 years, and …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 31, 2014

By Francis Koster, Ed.D.   Just about the time the South's furniture and textile economy collapsed, so did Cleveland Ohio's.   Cleveland used to supply much of the steel for the Detroit automobile industry. Car and truck sales in the United States have fallen by one third over the past 13 years, and a significant …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 16, 2014

Supermarkets are Hungry for Local Food Suppliers By Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Every major supermarket chain I have spoken to tells me they were having trouble obtaining reliable large shipments of locally grown items.   A great opportunity to improve our nation's health and economy exists. This is a competitive challenge for the supermarkets, because …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 25, 2013

Feeding Your Soul – and the Poor by Francis P.Koster, Ed.D. We have a messy public policy debate underway about how communities and various levels of government should act as we seek to “love they neighbor as thyself” through ensuring access to food. Some communities have taken very interesting steps to improve the efficiency of …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 20, 2013

Mind Games Around Food  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. There have been so many medical advances in the past few decades that most of us have not even noticed how much has really changed. A medical doctor graduating medical school in 1970 would have graduated before birth control pills could legally be sold to single …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 16, 2012

Growing Neighborhoods One Meal at a Time by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Something very interesting is going on as we invent the America of the future. We have more Face book "friends", and are less acquainted with our neighbors. Futurists do not view this as a positive trend. If your house was on fire, and …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 12, 2012

An Alternative Way to Get Fruits & Veggies by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. As modern food processing has expanded its reach, a shrinking portion of our diet is in its original form of fruits and vegetables. Medical professionals moan about the fact that most of us do not get a “balanced” diet. For maximum health, …

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