Monday, October 24, 2011

Its Food Day!


Eat something good, nourish yourself, maybe share a meal.  Ponder what fair food means to you.

Reclaiming control of the food system from corporate producers is one of the tenets of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

What is the state of our commercial food supply?
Have our farms been monopolized? Mother Jones names names.

Are there more frequent recalls of poisoned food?
Navina Khanna is an organizer of the Food & Freedom Rides that took place this summer. Quoted in an article by Andrew Leonard of Salon she says,
“If the 20 million people in the food chain all were paid well, that would probably revitalize our economy … and people would actually be able to afford good food.”
Read more in Salon http://www.salon.com/2011/10/14/welcome_to_the_food_justice_movement/  
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy weighs in on the agriculture markets particularly hard hit since Wall Street's deregulation. Read about it here