Food Justice

Food Justice

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Wages On

  This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. … It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is … Continued

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Poultry Workers to USDA: “#Pardon ME”

In years past, racial justice advocates have called attention to the plight of workers in meatpacking and poultry processing plants, particularly during the holiday season. In a similar vein, this week the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center asked supporters to … Continued

Finally time for food safety?

On Friday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two new, but long awaited, food safety rules that are part of Obama’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which passed two years ago. Food safety advocates have heralded the law as … Continued

Health

Food Safety Compromised by Poor Regulation and Working Conditions

Metal fragments in your Frosted Mini Wheats?  Salmonella in your organic peanut butter?  That’s just par for the course in modern day food production.  In the past two weeks alone, the FDA has recalled 44 foods for not meeting safety … Continued

Cultivating Justice, Transparency & Partnership – Coalition of Immokalee Workers Chicago Action!

Highlighting Chipotle’s refusal to commit to farmworker rights, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and allies are organizing a series of creative actions to take place during Chipotle Mexican Grill’s “Cultivate Festival” in Lincoln Park — a celebration of Chipotle’s self-proclaimed … Continued

Food + Justice = Democracy

On September 24-26, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, IATP, will hold its Food + Justice = Democracy national meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  With its long history as one of the nation’s premiere agricultural policy and research organization, ITAP … Continued

Groundbreaking Report on Food Chain Workers Released Today

Today, the Food Chain Workers Alliance released a new report, The Hands That Feed Us: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain. The report details “the state of the food chain worker,” captures the experiences of workers, and … Continued