Food Justice

Cultivating Justice, Transparency & Partnership - Coalition of Immokalee Workers Chicago Action!

Highlighting Chipotle’s refusal to commit to farmworker rights, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and allies are organizing a series of creative actions to take place during Chipotle Mexican Grill’s “Cultivate Festival” in Lincoln Park — a celebration of Chipotle’s self-proclaimed … Continued

Food + Justice = Democracy

On September 24-26, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, IATP, will hold its Food + Justice = Democracy national meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  With its long history as one of the nation’s premiere agricultural policy and research organization, ITAP … Continued

Groundbreaking Report on Food Chain Workers Released Today

Today, the Food Chain Workers Alliance released a new report, The Hands That Feed Us: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain. The report details “the state of the food chain worker,” captures the experiences of workers, and … Continued

Coming Soon: Behind the Kitchen Door & The Hands That Feed Us

We’ve heard an awful lot in the last few years about what’s happening to our food before it arrives on our plate.  But little focus has been paid to what’s happening to the people who put the food on the … Continued

Giving Thanks to the Immigrants Working the Processing Plant Floors

With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the workers who process and pack the turkeys that so many of us will consume.    When I drive through the state of Iowa and all across … Continued

Food Justice

Cross-Post: Fast food, fat profits

Courtesy of Al Jazeera English: Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even … Continued

Don’t Bash Immigrants With Your Mouth Full

There is no one in this country who eats unless immigrant workers provide the food. From the ground to the grocer, low-wage immigrants, refugees, and other workers of color are the very backbone of the nation’s food system. There is … Continued