Food. Health. Community.
I was online trying to figure out how to start a conversation about the significance or insignificance of Andrew Jackson Beard (former slave, farmer and inventor) and the relevancee of a discussion on Food Justice to most African American communities. Beard was a slave, emancipated to become a farmer, and later developed and sold patents for plowes, during the reconstruction period. Learning about Beard, made me think about my own family history and our relationship to food production. …Continue
Among the many optimistic developments associated with our evolving food systems over the past few years, the explosion in interest in and action around urban ag is certainly one of them.
Connecting people to a more intimate relationship to how and where their food is grown is one of the key needs going forward from any number of perspectives (health, ecology, economics, etc.). While food grown 'in the country' will surely remain the main source of our foods, given that fact that a…Continue
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By David Wallinga and Vayong Moua
Lots of folks are talking about food systems and their importance to health. In a nutshell, a food system includes the interrelated activities of growing food and buying and eating it – including production, processing, transportation,…Continue
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