Discussing Food Sovereignty at 2010 Community Food Security Conference

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At the 2010 Community Food Security Conference in New Orleans last week, members of the global farmers’ rights organization Via Campesina and participants in this summer’s U.S. Social Forum in Detroit gathered to discuss food sovereignty and how food access relates to social justice.

The UpTake will post videos throughout the week that we recorded at the 2010 Community Food Security Conference in New Orleans.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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