Food Sovereignty Prize Winners Discuss Building Global Movement

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Those who were honored with 2010 Food Sovereignty Prizes at this year’s Community Food Security conference in New Orleans — John Kinsman and Ruth Simpson of Family Farm Defenders, Cathleen Kneen of Food Secure Canada, Dawn Morrison of The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Christiana Schiavoni of WhyHunger and Aba Ifeoma of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network — spoke on a panel discussion about building a global food sovereignty movement. (Djibo Bagna of ROPPA — The Network of West African Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations — was absent from this panel).

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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