Nation Topics - Food Movement

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Nation Topics - Food Movement


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Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

It's been forty years since food activism became a global phenomenon, and the social and environmental goals of the movement are more pressing than ever.

The traditional labor movement is hitting roadblocks trying to organize farmworkers. But campaigns that push the bounds of union organizing are finding success, on and off the farm.

Twelve major events in the evolution of the food movement.


Why is there hunger in a world that can feed itself—and how can we solve it?

The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

Forty years after food activism took off around the globe, corporatism is stronger than ever.  But so is the grassroots push for control over our work, land and seeds.

People carrying wheat flour in Pakistan

A truly democratic food system will need to rewrite the rules of our financial system.

Farmers in India

The biggest threat we face is the control of seed and food moving into a few corporate hands.

Food bank

Food is a good place to start to make change—but it’s only a start.

Farm workers in Florida

As the food movement has discovered, winning over the media, or even the president, is not enough.


This week, the movement experienced a cross-country resurgence. What’s next?

May 14, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Anti-GMO activists will stage a week of protests in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, starting on the anniversary of OWS, September 17, 2012.

September 5, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Food Democracy Now represents a growing movement dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

December 28, 2011

Twelve major events in the evolution of the food movement.

September 17, 2011

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.

August 8, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011