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FOODSHARE 200 Eastern, 416-363-6441 The frenetic non-profit entrepreneurs down at Foodshare’s Eastern Avenue hive show there’s no contradiction between feeding the people and fighting the power. Talk about a crowded agenda – these anti-corporate foodies pump nutrition, sustain- able farming, social justice and selfhelp community institutions. They send out 4,000 boxes of fresh produce a week, set up salad bars in schools, provide cooking training for at-risk youth, open their industrial kitchen to would-be entrepreneurs and manage a catering, composting, seedling and beehive biz. World-wise exec director Debbie Field believes changing hearts and changing the system are simultaneous activities, so don’t expect her to peddle a junk food ban in high schools. Everyone, she says, chooses well when there are tasty options. P.S.: Can be applied to social change movements everywhere.