It’s been a while since we rounded up our favorite food-system reading, and a lot has happened—regionally and nationally. Get caught up below.
Supply Chain Changes
“While this round of shortages has some things in common with the last one, a lot has changed in the two years since Americans—both at home and in Washington, D.C.—began paying attention to food supply chains in a new way.” Read the Civil Eats article.
In Case You Missed It
“That rally was the beginning of an awakening by the organic movement. Things had gone too far. Remaining quiet was no longer possible. The Strategy of Silence was at an end. It was time for action, and Senator Leahy was right there with us.” Read Dave Chapman’s recent letter, Farewell to Senator Leahy. (Pictured above: Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm (right) with Senator Leahy (center).)
The Future of Northeast Dairy Farming
“Acting through its North America subsidiary at the end of August, Groupe Danone, the multinational corporation and owner of Horizon Organic abruptly cancelled the contracts of 89 of their longtime northeast milk suppliers in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine – effective by August 2022.” Read NOFA’s brief.
Food Justice is Climate Justice is Racial Justice
“As a farmer, Tartt’s goals are twofold: build a viable agricultural economy in the county and state, and attract other Black people to see West Virginia… as a viable place to build a life.” Meet the farmers transforming Coal Country.
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