For just shy of 30 years Deb has been maintaining the SNEB listserv SNEEZE.
She shared a little history which I'll paste below but this note is a
reminder that SNEEZE in its current format will end on October 1.
The new format will be based off the SNEB website. Unfortunately, the links
and connections won't be ready until next week and we will share lots of
information on how to use the new platform - including the new email address
- as soon as we can.
While that change takes place, if there is information you need to share,
questions, job posts, examples of White House Conference comments, etc.
please forward to me at rdaeger(a)sneb.org <mailto:email@example.com> and I'll
create a special email out to everyone.
I apologize for the break in this valuable connection but we will get back
to SNEEZEing at each other soon!
From Deb: I meant for it to be named SNE EZ (the SNE "EZ" form of
communication). We were still named SNE in 1993 (not SNEB), and we were
trying to say that it was "EZ," easy to use because listservs were a new
technology and people did not know how to or were afraid to try to use it,
and we were trying to convince them it was easy to use. Darlene had been
trying to get member input on a bunch of policy stuff, and I told her this
would be a good way to get quick feedback if people would use it. We started
with less than 30 people. Because it was originally "SNE_EZ," everyone
started calling it sneeze, so when I moved the list from Penn State to the
University of Minnesota for 2 years, and I had to change the name, I just
changed it to what everyone was calling it.SNEEZE.(instead of what we had
planned.the "SNE EZ". Then, when I moved it to RU in 1996 and had to add a
"_"(followed by a letter) I changed it to SNEEZE_L to keep it as much the
same as I could.I figured an L could stand for listserv.
PS - Deb has kindly worked on archiving as many years of past messages as
she could so we have 10 plus years of posts.
Rachel Daeger, CAE, IOM
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
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FYI - a forthcoming book (to be released October 4th) by MIT Press that may be of interest to persons following farmers' rights and livelihoods, agricultural biodiversity, food security, and food system issues. See below URL to learn more about the book.
Seed Activism: Patent Politics and Litigation in the Global South
by: Karine E. Peschard
"How lawsuits around intellectual property in Brazil and India are impacting the patentability of plants and seeds, farmers' rights, and the public interest.
Over the past decade, legal challenges have arisen in the Global South over patents on genetically modified crops. In this ethnographic study, Karine E. Peschard explores the effects of these disputes on people's lives, while uncovering the role of power—material, institutional, and discursive—in shaping laws and legal systems. The expansion of corporate intellectual property (IP), she shows, negatively impacts farmers' rights and, by extension, the right to food, since small farms produce the bulk of food for domestic consumption. Peschard sees emerging a new legal common sense concerning the patentability of plant-related inventions, as well as a balance among IP, farmers' rights, and the public interest.
Peschard examines the strengthening of IP regimes for plant varieties, the consolidation of the global biotech industry, the erosion of agrobiodiversity, and farmers' dispossession. She shows how litigants question the legality of patents and private IP systems implemented by Monsanto for royalties on three genetically modified crop varieties, Roundup Ready soybean in Brazil and Bt cotton and Bt eggplant in India. Peschard argues that these private IP systems have rendered moot domestic legislation on plant variety protection and farmers' rights. This unprecedented level of corporate concentration in such a vital sector raises concerns over the erosion of agricultural biodiversity, farmers' rights and livelihoods, food security, and, ultimately, the merits of extending IP rights to higher life forms such as plants."
The Guardian environmental journalist and author George Monbiot will give a zoom talk featuring his new book Regenesis on Wednesday, October 5, at 1pm ET. Registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/413783456457
This event is sponsored by the people who created the Climate Action Now<https://climateactionnow.com/> app, which allows anyone with a US address to send letters to policy makers from their phone. After Monbiot’s talk, there will be an explanation of the app and opportunity to take actions related to agriculture and food systems policy.
I'm doing a radio interview tomorrow on the WHC on Hunger; I could only listen to some sessions-does anyone have summaries or somewhere to point me towards key points?
Beth H. Olson, PhD
Associate Professor& Extension Specialist
Nutritional Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1415 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53562
"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."
Dear SNEB Colleagues,
Please share the following invitation with dietitians in your network who work in public health - thank you.
The past several years have introduced unprecedented challenges to our public health, health care, food, and nutrition assistance systems. As a result, dietitians, specifically those in public health, have adapted, innovated, and advanced their work to meet new demands.
If you are a dietitian who works in governmental or tribal public health, you are invited to participate in a survey to share your insights and experiences.
If you are a registered dietitian who works in municipal/city, county, state, tribal, or federal government; and you apply nutrition and public health principles to design programs, systems, policies, and environments to improve or maintain the optimal health of targeted groups, communities, and/or populations; we want to hear from you – and your colleagues!
The survey is part of my dissertation research to explore how public health nutrition and dietetic research, education, and practice can better respond to the unprecedented challenges of today. Additional details of the study are attached.
Please forward this invitation to other dietitians who work in
governmental and tribal public health. Thank you!
Thank you for participating in this study. The survey will close when the response goal is achieved, so respond today! Please contact me at atagto2(a)uic.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have questions.
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Doctoral Candidate & Principal Investigator
University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health
Public Health Leadership Program
Start the Survey <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuic.ca1.q…>
Or copy and paste the following link: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QZv1U6c9Uxnrls <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuic.ca1.q…>
Public Health Dietitian Study Details, Tagtow, UIC (PDF) <https://uofi.box.com/s/kpllnj3fnlb1uc7pqksjdx0koj4mpkl8>
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Founder & Chief Strategist
University of Illinois Chicago
School of Public Health
Public Health in Leadership Program
FYI - an upcoming webinar that may be of interest. See URL for more information, including how to register.
How can dietary guidelines fulfill their potential for agrifood systems transformation? (FAO): September 28th
FAO in Geneva Nutrition Dialogue Series
How can dietary guidelines fulfil their potential for agrifood systems transformation?
Nearly 100 countries have developed dietary guidelines as a tool to inform their consumers about healthy dietary patterns and help them achieve better nutrition outcomes. Some countries are now undertaking further activities to enhance the potential of dietary guidelines to guide agrifood systems transformation, such as by actively using dietary guidelines to guide policy and practice in agrifood systems, and incorporating environmental sustainability.
The role of dietary guidelines to influence agrifood systems transformation is recognized but can this potential be achieved? This Dialogue will help shed light on this question by focusing on recent country experiences, potential barriers and how they can be overcome to make the next generation of dietary guidelines a reality. We will also present a new methodology developed by FAO that takes a food systems approach to the development/implementation process of dietary guidelines and considers the various dimensions of sustainability.
Dr Cecilia Gamboa, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the National Food and Nutrition Policy, Ministry of Health of Costa Rica
Dr Mandefro Nigussie, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Ms Fatima Hachem, Senior Nutrition Officer, FAO
Ms Paulina S. Addy, Deputy Director, Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Ghana
Speaker tbc, World Health Organization
Prof. Inge Brouwer, Division of Human Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University
Ms Ana Islas Ramos, Nutrition Officer, FAO (Panel facilitator)
Moderator: Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director, FAO Liaison Office in Geneva
Sep 28, 2022 03:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
I am posting a request from my friend and colleague Jennifer Brown Urban in Family and Child studies at Montclair State University in NJ (https://www.montclair.edu/ryte-institute/people/faculty/ )
Please let me know if you can help and I'd be happy to connect you with her. Thanks!
We're working with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on a study of a translational science website focused on parenting adolescents. We're using an RCT design and we want to have an active control group that would receive unrelated (but useful) materials (articles, videos) on nutrition and teens. We're recruiting from parenting focused Facebook groups so these are generally parents of adolescents who seek out resources online. This is a link to the actual website we're evaluating:https://parentandteen.com/
We'll be using a cloned site with built in Qualtrics surveys for the study. For the control group, we want to provide content on Google Drive ideally in the form of easy to read articles and videos. Do you know if there are any resources like this related to nutrition and adolescents that we could use to populate our Google Drive?
MARISSA BURGERMASTER, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
College of Natural Sciences | Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin
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