US Food Justice

Food justice sees the lack of healthy food in poor communities as a human rights issue and draws from grassroots struggles and US organizing traditions such as the civil rights and environmental justice movements.

Beyond the Food Bank

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Brahm Ahmadi and Chrsitine Ahn | Oct 1, 2004

In 2002, 3.5 million people in the United States--the world's richest nation and largest food exporter--worried about where their next meal was coming from.

The Last Plantation

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Anuradha Mittal | Dec 1, 2000

Melvin Bishop is among hundreds of black farmers who have filed complaints charging that USDA loan officials have discouraged, delayed, or rejected loan applications because of their race.

America Needs Human Rights

Book | Anuradha Mittal and Peter Rosset | Oct 1, 1999

The time has come to stand up for what’s right in America. The growing ranks of those without adequate food, jobs, shelter or healthcare challenge our fundamental notions of right and wrong.