Happy “Occupy Our Food Supply” Day

‎”When our food is at risk we are all at risk.”

In Farmers We Trust

There are few things more personal than the food we put into our bodies. With less than 10 corporations controlling more than half the food on grocery store shelves, we are all eating food that comes with a bigger price than what we pay out-of-pocket. Soil destruction, genetically modified seeds, polluted water, loss of family farmers, inhumane treatment of animals, and a number of health epidemics, including diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer…these are but some of the consequences of our current food system.

Today–Monday February 27, 2012–tens of thousands of people — including farmers and food workers, parents and students, urban gardeners and chefs — are participating in a Global Day of Action to Occupy our Food Supply, founded by Rainforest Action Network.  The event is bringing together over 60 Occupy groups from across the country, as well as sustainable farming, food justice, buy local, slow food, and environmental groups, healthy food leaders and advocates.

Want to know more? Here’s my roundup of some good resources on the web:

You can join the conversation and keep up with events around the globe by using the hashtag #F27 on Twitter.

About Elaine

Elaine Gast Fawcett helps grantmakers, nonprofits and businesses tell their story, market their mission and attract more support.
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