The US Farm Bill: Corporate Power and Structural Racialization in the US Food System

| 10.30.2015

The US Farm Bill: Corporate Power and Structural Racialization in the US Food System, pulls the veil off the US food system, exposing its structural injustices. At Food First we know that hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition and diet related disease are not the result of a lack of food (we produce 1 1/2 times more than enough for every man, woman and child on the planet) but are due to injustice. This report shows how racial injustice is built in to the most powerful piece of food legislation on the planet. Indeed, the US Farm Bill is a farm and food bill–and not just for the United States.

This report shows how racial injustice is built in to the most powerful piece of food legislation on the planet. Indeed, the US Farm Bill is a farm and food bill–and not just for the United States. The Farm Bill is a pillar of the global food system.

This is why it is insulated by layer after layer of legislative committees, making it all but impossible for citizens to comprehend or change it. This is why it is important to build a broad-based movement for food sovereignty that can create the political will to introduce reforms–even to the Farm Bill. This report goes a long way to building this movement, and inspires all of us to informed citizen engagement.

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