Food Justice

Soul Fire Farm, an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm in upstate New York, explains the injustice in the food system as follows: “The food system is built upon land theft and genocide of indigenous people and the exploitation of Black and Brown labor. Black farmers currently operate around 1% of the nation’s farms, having lost over 12 million acres to USDA discrimination, racist violence, and legal trickery. 85% of the people working the land in the US are Latinx migrant workers, yet only 2.5% of farms are owned and operated by Latinxs. People of color are disproportionately likely to live under food apartheid and suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and other diet related illness. Labor laws continue to permit the exploitation of farm and food workers.” Access to clean water is also an issue, with [...]

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“The two greatest crops on earth are hunger and thirst, and the harvesting and exploitation, distribution and control of those crops is at the root of most existing injustices in the world.”

~ Palagummi Sainath

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Food + Justice = Democracy – LaDonna Redmond, TEDxManhattan

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