Food justice advocates rise up to confront corporate control of our food system
By Common Dreams
An alliance of Occupy groups, environmental and food justice organizations have called for a global day of action on February 27 to resist corporate control of our food system and to work towards a healthy food supply for all.
Occupy Our Food Supply is a call facilitated by Rainforest Action Network and is supported by over 60 Occupy groups and over 30 organizations including Family Farm Defenders, National Family Farms Coalition and Pesticide Action Network.
Posted in Genetically Engineered Food, Health Foods, Sustainable Practices, Biotechnology
Tagged food freedom, food rights, food sovereignty, slow food, vandana shiva, no GMO, occupy food supply, feb 27 occupy food, just food, food democracy
On Dec. 4, farmers marched on Wall Street. Here’s one video of a speech by Jim Gerritsen, an organic Maine farmer, who discusses the class action lawsuit against Monsanto, and a more recent piece by singer-songwriter, Willie Nelson:
Occupy the Food System
By Willie Nelson,
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Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there’s a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It’s not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives. The disparity between the top 1 percent and everyone else has been laid bare – there’s no more denying that those at the top get their share at the expense of the 99 percent. Lobbyists, loopholes, tax breaks… how can ordinary folks expect a fair shake?
No one knows this better than family farmers, whose struggle to make a living on the land has gotten far more difficult since corporations came to dominate our farm and food system. We saw signs of it when Farm Aid started in 1985, but corporate control of our food system has since exploded.
Posted in CorpoGov, Genetically Engineered Food, Monopolies, Environment, Economics, Biotechnology
Tagged gmo, monsanto, food sovereignty, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, OSGTA, pharma crops, pubpat, ows, occupy food