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Politics of Food

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I’m sitting in the student lounge of North Caroline State University in Raleigh, NC, reflecting on the conference proceedings so far. This is a conference on the “Politics of Food”, which of course, mean very different things to different people. 

There are the animal activists, farm labourer rights people, farmers, climate change activists, and faith groups. Also, considering the political turmoil in the US, conference delegates seem to have an even greater passion for making things right. 

The last session I attended was about “kitchen table revolutionaries”. The specific kernel that I am taking away with me is the knowledge of a successful workplace CSA project that took place here in Raleigh. A larger employer was contacted about hosting a CSA drop-off/market at the workplace and agreed. Several farms were involved in the project and after five years, the program is still going strong. 

This is something that could be done anywhere – places of employment, churches, schools etc. The manual from this project is on line at www.cefs.ncsu.edu/rticsa.htm

What a great way to link local farmers to your workplace!

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Author: acornorganic

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

One thought on “Politics of Food

  1. Sounds good. Is there any projects like this in Atlantic Canada? Anyone interested in starting somethings like this? We live in Dartmouth, NS.

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