Category Archive for: ‘Fair’

  • A New Era for Civil Rights?

    After only his first month in the Obama administration, newly-appointed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivered some unexpected words before a group from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives (FSC) and the Land Assistance Fund: “Some folks refer to USDA as the last plantation, and it [...]

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  • A New Dawn

    On an early Saturday morning, along with a group from Slow Food Portland, I drove down the familiar I-5 corridor to visit a large, local community that few Oregonians have ever considered. It is a community in which 7 languages are regularly spoken, and where [...]

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  • A Place to Call Home

    Photo courtesy of David Bacon Last year at Slow Food Nation, some of the most deeply affecting moments came during the panel on farmworker justice, “A New, Fair Food System.” Moderated by Eric Schlosser, the session brought together members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, [...]

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