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Food and agriculture are deeply intertwined with our nation’s entrenched history of slavery and structural racism. We hope this list of organizations working to strengthen food justice, land access, and food access in the Black community will inspire you.
Advocates say young and disadvantaged farmers won’t benefit from the latest stimulus funds, and nor do those selling directly to consumers. @GosiaWozniacka
“We’re all moms, and we knew the government response just wasn’t going to be fast enough.” - Amy Yeung
Farming in the United States is enmeshed with both racism and capitalism in a way that has had a profound impact on who owns, accesses, and benefits from farmland. #fromthearchives
Tyson Foods said Tuesday that 815 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at two of its meat processing plants in western Iowa.
How anti-immigration policies are leading prisons to lease convicts as field laborers @PacificStand
Food justice is racial justice. As the nation rises up to protest atrocities against Black people, here are some organizations working to advance Black food sovereignty.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine returned a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola once it was revealed that the money was used to fund an advocacy group devoted to dismissing links between soda and obesity.
What does race have to do with food? Like everything in this country, everything. Read up on our +10 years of food justice reporting.
“In 1903, seed catalogs offered American farmers a choice of 307 varieties of sweet corn. Today, just 12 of those varieties are still commercially available. ”
New study finds organic farms have 26% more long-term carbon storage potential than conventional farms. @LelaNargi