Occupy Our Food: “We are Farmers, We Grow Food for the People”

This article by Peter Rothberg and video is reposted from The Nation and was originally shared locally by GRIID.

On this past December 4, food activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for “a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food.”

The rally began at La Plaza Cultural Community Gardens where urban and rural farmers talked about the growing problems with the industrial food system and the solutions based in organic, sustainable and community based agricultural production. This was followed by a three-mile march from the East Village of Manhattan to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

This video by Anthony Lappe offers an inspiring glimpse into this new movement. Check it out and then go toFood Democracy Now, a grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system, to find out how you can help.

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