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Food Justice

Should Workers' Rights and Labor Advocates Focus on Food Waste?

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Jeremiah Lowery

On May 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the International Labor Rights Gala. At the Gala, there were various food stations that served tasty pastas, sliced meats, fruits and vegan bites.

Food Justice and Personal Rewilding as Social Movements: Social Justice Mandates Animals Should Not be Treated as Marginalized "Others"

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.21.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Social and food justice: If you truly believe in social justice you might want to rethink whom you eat In her excellent essay, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian cl...

The Black Panther Party: A Food Justice Story

Garrett Broad | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Garrett Broad

At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.

A Caring Heart: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When a compassionate heart is moved to make a difference, it ignites change. Through advocacy, awareness, information, and resources this week's grant...

Behind the "Banana Man" - Haiti's Only Presidential Candidate

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

by Jennifer Vansteenkiste and Mark Schuller If nothing changes, Haiti is scheduled to have a run-off election this coming Sunday, January 24. Only o...

Thinking Globally and Systemically: The 2016 Food Justice Summit

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.15.2016 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Control over food, and the resources necessary to produce food, has had a long and intimate relationship with the economic logic that currently rules ...

Food Movements' Connection to Prison Privatization, Forced Labor and Recidivism

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 01.13.2016 | DC
Jeremiah Lowery

When examining America's prisons, it's easy to see how the food system plays a major role in an institution that is ripe with dysfunction and systemic problems. We must continue to act to improve the lives of individuals most marginalized in the food system in order to create a more equitable food system for us all.

Defending the Land: Young Veterans Take Up Sustainable Farming

Jim Luce | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

Michael wanted to make a plan, wanted to know what he'd be doing for the winter. He started thinking about those farmer-training programs he'd read about, and decided to apply.

Why Food Belongs in Our Discussions of Race

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Kristin Wartman

While food is by no means at the center of the Black Lives Matter movement, it could emerge as an important corollary issue in the months and years to come.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.

How Black Churches Are Helping Their Communities Get Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

Jesus made a revolutionary statement when he stood on the Mount of Olives and declared: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was th...

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

Healthy Food for All

Jonathan Lash | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Jonathan Lash

As climate change creates more difficult conditions for agriculture, poor farmers -- with least access to technology -- suffer first.

Urban Fruit Documentary Film

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For the last several years I've been on a journey toward conscious living, particularly conscious eating and community well-being. This is not an easy endeavor in an urban setting.

Our Everyday Food Worker Heroes

Joann Lo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Joann Lo

These days, super heroes are all the rage, it seems. Most have supernatural powers to do good in the world. But we have people in our food system who don't need super powers to do good in the world -- they're our everyday food worker heroes.

If You Want to Support Farmworkers - Buy a Florida Fair Food Tomato

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

Animal welfare, organic growing, integrated pest management - these are all great things. But none is closer to the heart of our nation's agrarian ideal than a system where people are treated justly and with respect.

Urging Food Education and Cooking Classes in Nation's Schools

Lilia Smelkova | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilia Smelkova

Hundreds of school districts will celebrate Food Day by serving special healthy meals in cafeterias as well as organizing cooking classes and harvest celebrations in school gardens. This Food Day, let's commit to getting food education in every school.

5 Documentaries to Sink Your Teeth Into for Food Day

Susan Liang | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.

Food Justice for Babies

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Where babies live largely influences what babies eat. Barriers to fresh food means barriers to first food. This matters because what we eat as infants and toddlers sets the stage for later health outcomes, including heart disease, obesity and cancer.

Food Day Highlights Injustices Connected to the Food Supply

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Each of us could participate in efforts to right wrongs by protecting our children from the selfish ploys of food manufacturers and restaurants, shifting our food purchases in the direction of organic and Fair Trade foods, and patronizing restaurants that pay decent wages.

Food Day 2014: Food Justice = Worker Justice!

Joann Lo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Joann Lo

Five years ago, the Food Chain Workers Alliance was founded as a national coalition of unions, workers centers, and non-profit organizations to work t...

Vermont's Invisible Farmworkers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The transformation of our food system is hard and often depressing work. The rules and the institutions are stacked in favor of the status quo.

What Has Orange is the New Black' Got Against Foodies?

India Mandelkern | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

The stark contrast between Litchfield Prison's walls and the abundance of the farmers' market gives us a perceptive glimpse into the origins of modern foodie mania, the foodie's core values, and why foodies are so insufferable to be around.

Setting the Table for a Hungry City

Tom Wingert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Tom Wingert

The commute from my home in suburban Philadelphia to my office at the Impact Hub in Olde Kensington presents a kaleidoscope of the human experience in...

LIveBlogging the 2014 Edible Institute @ The New School, NYC

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.10.2014 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Organic is great but it's flawed, and industry is creating many problems with it. He says, "Eating a conventional apple is better than eating an organic cheeseburger."