https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miukaKDL-Cs Explore how the global food system of white supremacy is a barrier to having a food system that ensures justice for all members of society. Malik Yakini is dedicated to working to identify and alleviate the impact of racism and white privilege on the food system. Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a four acre farm in Detroit and spearheaded efforts to establish the Detroit Food Policy Council, which he chairs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lslZv4dYEF0 Can we end global hunger in our lifetime? In this emotional talk, Chef Asha Gomez describes how simple interventions can have life-changing impacts on the access to healthy food for communities across the globe. Asha Gomez launched Cardamom Hill Restaurant in January 2012 in Atlanta. An instant success, the restaurant received praising reviews, Cardamom Hill was named one of Bon Appetit’s 2012’s 50 Best New Restaurants, was on the 2013 James Beard Semi-Finalist List of 20 Best New Restaurants, one of Southern Living’s 5 Best Restaurants in the South. Asha was also named one of the 2013/2014 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef – People’s Choice semi-finalists. Currently, she is working on her first cookbook : “My Two Souths”, with Running Press (Perseus Books) slated to launch fall 2016. In her spare time she is passionate about her advocacy work as a CARE Global Ambassador as well as…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzcP80yM9gU This powerful film explores the resurgence of urban farming in America’s cities. Three people as diverse as the city of Los Angeles are fighting to reclaim the skill that has been lost to the industrial food complex and reconnect people with the foods they eat every day. Rishi traded a promising career in Silicon Valley for growing food in his backyard. Ron started a movement by fighting the city for his right to grow food in the strip of land between his house and the street. Adam and Jenna, a young couple, are finding a way to grow their relationship together through urban farming. All across the country, urban farming is growing as a harbinger of a larger global environmental movement. But it is special in Los Angeles.
How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenized, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialize in? In a two-part programme, journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have affected the food on our plates and reveals the tell-tale signs that the food we buy may not have been grown in the way we think. Using a combination of undercover filming and scientific analysis, Supermarket Secrets investigates whether the food on supermarket shelves is really as good as it looks, whether prices are as good as they seem and what happens behind the scenes in the production of supermarket food. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9cEoSDyfLo&list=PL_IlIlrxhtPPVVFtWBimHxRLK7MbSKcHe&feature=player_embedded
Some of California’s dopest graffiti artists — Mear One, Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One, and Ernest Doty — have created high-impact murals to raise awareness for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The artists discuss their reasons for supporting California’s Yes on Prop 37 campaign while displaying can control and sick techniques. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3MLOTWEOd0
LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started a community grocery store, and worked on federal farm policy to expand access to healthy food in low-income communities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZfSuz-Hu8
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZzZ_qpZ4w
Hunger is not about not having enough food. It’s about inequalities in access to resources to grow food, it’s about power and distribution. Women, make up the majority of small scale farmers and household food producers in many countries. We asked women from different backgrounds on International Women’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’s Day 2012 what Food Justice means to them and what are solutions to fixing our broken food system. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA6p0w2Xoqg
Repost from The New Yorker Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba, more than a hundred prisoners (approximately a hundred and six of the hundred and sixty-six held there) continued an ongoing hunger strike against the conditions of their confinement. The Obama Administration has been force-feeding them, citing “the policy of the Department of Defense to support the preservation of life and health by appropriate clinical means and standard medical intervention, in a humane manner.” In a further nod to the humane, it has decided, for the duration of Ramadan, to force-feed them only after sunset and before dawn. Continue reading this article in The New Yorker.