Moving ahead on food justice

IATP's Food + Justice = Democracy conference was a call to action to people from every community, ethnic group, class and gender identity. If you weren't able to attend, here's your chance.

Posted November 15, 2012

Black Men in the Food System: Roles and Opportunities, Rural to Urban

Join three dynamic IATP Food and Community Fellows, Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Food Security Network, Haile Johnston from Common Market Philadelphia, and Kelvin Graddick, a young farmer who manages the West Georgia Farmers Cooperative, as they discuss the roles and opportunities for Black men in the food system both through a rural and urban lens.

Posted July 20, 2012

What's at Stake in the 2012 Farm Bill? Health, Innovation and Equity

Named one of "Nine Innovative Food Websites You Can't Live Without" by Forbes, IATP's What's at Stake Series takes a fresh look at seven key issues for the 2012 Farm Bill. As debate of the 2012 farm bill continues, this webinar will highlight three key issues from the IATP series: health, equity and publicly funded research. Jennifer Billig will discuss how food and agricultural policy is disconnected from concerns for public health even though the health impacts of the farm bill are considerable.

Posted June 26, 2012

Creating Just and Healthy Food Systems: The Role of Professional Associations

Food systems are big and controlled by powerful interests. To overcome inertia and realize a healthier, more just food system will take the strength of numbers. Professional associations can not only bring numbers, but also the resources of their staff and combined membership.

Posted April 25, 2012

Food justice or junk food?

Will more supermarkets equal more access to healthy food in underserved communities?

Recently first lady Michelle Obama announced a partnership with Wal-Mart, Supervalu and Walgreens to combat the issue of food access in communities called food deserts—usually in urban communities and characterized by a lack of access to healthy food options and an over-abundance of fast food.

Posted September 29, 2011