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Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do to fix it.
Leah Penniman | Apr 27, 2017
These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
Leah Penniman | May 5, 2016
Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.
Leah Penniman | Nov 13, 2015
If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.
Leah Penniman | Sep 5, 2015
How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers.
Leah Penniman | Aug 11, 2015
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
Leah Penniman | Aug 15, 2014
Enslavement and sharecropping cannot erase thousands of years of Black people’s sacred relationship with the land.
Leah Penniman | Feb 14 2019