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.

Grabbing the Food Deserts

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Annie Shattuck, Eric Holt-Giménez and Yi Wang | Apr 1, 2011

Land grabs—large-scale acquisitions of agricultural, range and forest lands by outside interests—are happening around the world. They are also taking place in US cities.

Food Policy Councils: Lessons learned

Development Report | Alethea Harper, Alison Alkon, Annie Shattuck, Eric Holt-Giménez and Frances Lambrick | Dec 1, 2009

The central aim of most Food Policy Councils is to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve local or state food systems.

Democracy in Action: Food Policy Councils

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Food First | Oct 1, 2009

While food policy planning is still in its infancy, Food Policy Councils provide a hopeful model for creating a more sustainable, democratic food system.

Oakland Food Retail Impact Study

Development Report | Hannah Laurison and Nella Young | Feb 1, 2009

How will Oakland’s long-underserved neighborhoods be affected by the arrival of those two very different food retail formats?

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.