MT @StirToAction: a new account of the criminalisation of Food Not Bombs by co-founder Keith McHenry – http://t.co/wKiEGxSF
Thx @vishrutarya for getting the word out about ‘#Earthday and #Occupy make a baby.’ http://t.co/bspGZBkw @occupyfarm and #foodsovereignty
The idea of “food sovereignty” is nearly 20 years old, and most folk still don’t quite know what it means. To be fair, the term ‘sovereignty’ does no-one any favours. It sounds like it might have something to do with nation-states. It could also be a slightly more pretentious way of saying ‘food self-sufficiency’. In truth, the one liner version of food sovereignty is fairly simple: “it’s about having a democratic food system for the first time”. Which almost immediately begs the question: so what does this actually look like?
April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggle, isn’t just about slogans and marches. Honduran peasants began massive land occupations this Tuesday, and are paying the price. Below, a letter from La Via Campesina in solidarity with the 3000 families on the front lines. Continue reading
Water privatization hurts the poor, but the World Bank does it anyhow. Rap *that* away, Jim Yong Kim. http://t.co/rkP8Dplo
Autism is linked to maternal obesity: http://t.co/Wt7V2hXg and the industrial food system http://t.co/OtJb8j62
RT @FERNnews: RT @bittman: If your food’s in plastic, what’s in your food? http://t.co/NnV6NyzH
Happy International Day of Peasant Struggle! Land to the Tiller! #LaViaCampesina http://t.co/0QQoxjgw!
Food education debate isn’t new: Joan Dye Gussow (1979) asks Can the Food Industry Afford A Healthy America? http://t.co/1aRyw4S4 h/t DBS