Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/18/12

Air date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry

Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.

On Saturday, April 7th at Portland's 3rd annual Law and Disorder Conference; Lauren Ornelas from the Food Empowerment Project revealed how these communities are often unable to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other vegan foods that are healthier for them and for the planet. Spotlighted will be Food Empowerment Project’s work in Santa Clara County, CA to not only help assess the issue of access in these communities, but to also find solutions to a problem that can be seen in communities around the world. This talk will also explore the lives of farm workers in the fields and slavery in the chocolate industry as every food-related industry is laced with its own corporate greed. Ways in which every individual can make a difference will be covered.

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