“Food Justice” Authors Hold Forum at Community Food Security Conference

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Authors of the book “Food Justice,” Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi, facilitated a discussion with food justice leaders at last week’s 2010 Community Food Security Conference in New Orleans — in an effort to situate and define food justice as a crucial part of the struggles to change the food system.

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

For related links, see this story on the BP oil spill, and industrial pollution’s effects on Gulf Coast food systems, and a discussion of food sovereignty as a civil right.

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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