Dismantling Racism in the Food System
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Dismantling Racism in the Food System

Leah Penman is a farmer and educator at Soul Fire Farm in the Albany, New York, area and author of the YES! Magazine article, “Four Not So Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System.”

“Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor,” she wrote, explaining that the United States food system began with the theft of land from First Nations people, and continued with slavery, convict leasing, and the migrant guest-worker program.

She continued, “This article offers four infographics that explain different aspects of the problem. It also contains two solutions for each of them—some of the systemic changes we’d need to fully address it, and a way for individuals to take action. I hope these can be practical seeds of hope toward a racially just food system.”

Read the rest of the article at Yes! Magazine.

 

Image credit: Photo by Michael Coghlan. Creative Commons License: cc-by-sa2

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