End Poverty by Rebuilding Local Food Economies

September 12, 2010 by Imagine 2050 Editors · Comments Off
Filed under: Economy, Food Justice 

Cross-posted from the Food Chain Workers Alliance blog.

Call to Action for Oct. 10-17! Celebrate the Launch of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance!

Take Action!

Emerging out of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis (www.usfoodcrisisgroup.org), the US Food Sovereignty Alliance will be the first of its kind in the United States. To celebrate its launch, we encourage people fighting for food justice and sovereignty to take actions during the week of October 10-17.

In solidarity with people all over the world, we call on food justice groups to hold community events that educate, celebrate, and create affordable access to safe, healthy, and culturally appropriate food while turning our food systems into engines for local economic development. We call for actions to build food sovereignty in the US.

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Reviewed: Food, Inc.

June 28, 2009 by Jill Garvey · 1 Comment
Filed under: Food Justice, Health, Immigration 

Even as someone who has extensive knowledge of the US food system, this film was shocking. An extremely absorbing two-hour look into the US food system from seed to sale. From the farmers whose every decision is controlled by giant corporations to the mother who lost her little boy to E. Coli, Food, Inc. keeps the focus on real people. Nice to see too, a film that goes beyond the usual complaints about Wal-Mart and gets down to the hidden culprits, like Monsanto, Smithfield, Tyson, the FDA, etc.

“You look at the labels and you see farmer this, farmer that. It’s really just three or four companies that are controlling the meat. We’ve never had food companies this big and this powerful in our history.”

– Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.”
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