Food Justice

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  • Hunting For Food – Race, Class and Access in New York City – Regina Bernard-Carreno

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    Dr. Bernard-Carreno shares her narrative of a changing food-purchasing landscape in New York City, as well as the underlying social, racial, and economic implications of what is available for purchase where and how we can optimize community gardening programs to be more equitable and mutually beneficial. Read More

  • Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman

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    Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in your restaurants – the server, the busser, the line cook. In the restaurant industry, workers rights are just as important to the sustainable food movement as the dishes you enjoy while there. Read More

  • Why Food Policy is Worth Fighting For – Chellie Pingree

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    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and today lives and farms in Maine. She talks about how her experience helps make bipartisan policy decisions in Washington. Read More

  • Celebrating Resilience – Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students – Clint Smith

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    “So often we focus so much on the quicksand, that we fail to see what has refused to drown.” In this inspiring performance, Clint Smith discusses the challenges faced by his students in Southeast Washington, DC, and how we can reframe the narrative surrounding these challenges to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments rather than focusing on their hardships. Read More

  • Good Food Can Change Everything – Sunny Young

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    Mississippi has the highest obesity rates in the United States. Food needs to change in the cafeterias, in the classroom, and in the community. Sunny Young talks about the obstacles and efforts being taken to provide healthy, local, whole food to students in school. Read More

  • Food + Justice = Democracy – LaDonna Redmond

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    LaDonna Redmond is a food activist and mother who just wanted the best food for her children. In her neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, organic food was not available. To understand food justice, we must understand the narratives of people of color. Read More

  • Local Food, Immigrant Farmers – Michelle Hughes

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    Immigrants have always been the foundation of agriculture in the United States. Immigrants continue to bring agricultural knowledge into the country where the population of farmer’s has decreased from 96% to 2%. The New Farmer Development Project helps immigrant farmers with technical assistance and training designed to ensure the long-term viability of participating farms and farmland. Read More

  • Green Carts – Bringing the Backyard to the Bronx – Kerry McLean

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    Kerry McLean loved picking fruit in her backyard when she was a child. In the food desert of the Bronx, access to fresh fruit and vegetables is extremely limited. The Green Carts program brings mobile fruit and vegetables stands to the communities that need it the most. Read More

  • AmpleHarvest.org – A Homegrown Solution to Hunger – Gary Oppenheimer

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    50 Million people in the United States are hungry, meaning they do not have enough food to feed their families. Food drives can help, but what about fresh, perishable food? Goodwill and technology comes together in AmpleHarvest.org to connect home gardeners with excess food and local food pantries. Read More

  • Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way into a New Economy – Stephen Ritz

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    Stephen Ritz is not a farmer. He’s a parent, a resident and a teacher. He noticed his students were getting fatter and sicker. This is Steve’s crusade to get his students to eat healthy by learning to grow their food and their community. Read More

  • In Harlem, a Business Culture for Healthy Eating – Barbara Askins

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    Barbara Askins is the President and CEO of the 125th Street Business Improvement District in New York City. She talks about the business of food and how it is changing the landscape in Harlem. Read More

  • Great Tomatoes for All! – Michel Nischan

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    Chef, restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author, Wholesome Wave CEO and leader in the sustainable food movement, Michel Nischan discusses food deserts and solutions to make healthy choice possible. How can we energize the superheroes in the communities that need them most? … Read More