Courtesy of Food Democracy Now
On December 4, 2011, farmers and 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 Farmers March began at La Plaza Cultural Community Gardens where urban and rural farmers addressed an excited crowd about the growing problems in our industrial food system and the promise offered by solutions based in organic, sustainable and community based food and agricultural production. This was followed by a 3-mile march from the East Village to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
This is what happens when farmers join with their urban allies – Together we are Unstoppable! Please join the movement and spread the word!
Courtesy of Willie Nelson: Occupy the Food System–
Despite all they’re up against, family farmers persevere. Each and every day they work to sustain a better alternative — an agricultural system that guarantees farmers a fair living, strengthens our communities, protects our natural resources and delivers good food for all. Nothing is more important than the food we eat and the family farmers who grow it. Corporate control of our food system has led to the loss of millions of family farmers, destruction of our soil, pollution of our water and health epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
We simply can’t afford it. Our food system belongs in the hands of many family farmers, not under the control of a handful of corporations.
Please. Please. Please.
Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food.
Support policies that will make whole foods available and affordable.