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.

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.

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.