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Everyone has the right to fresh, healthy food. Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People’s Grocery, talks about the importance of food justice. Tell us about the work and mission of People’s Grocery. Nikki Henderson: People’s Grocery is a health and wealth organization whose mission is to improve the health and economy of West Oakland through ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Food Activism

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How can citizens go beyond everyday food choices to create a healthier food system for all? Founder of the Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman discusses the importance of engaged citizenship. Dr. Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is no longer serving ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Raj Patel on Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the ... READ MORE 

Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. What is “food sovereignty”? How does it relate to “food security”? Raj Patel: What does it mean to be free from hunger? ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Marion Nestle on Food Politics

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What’s the relationship between food and politics? In this new Nourish Perspective, author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices and inspires us to create a healthier future. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She ... READ MORE 

Food Politics

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Author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices, and encourages us to participate in creating a healthier food future. Why have food choices become so confusing? Marion Nestle: I’d say it’s because of the way food companies market their products. Basic dietary advice hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. It still ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Fair Food

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Fair food is good for people and the earth. In this Nourish perspective, Dr. Oran Hesterman, founder of the Fair Food Network, discusses what communities are doing to create a more equitable food system. Dr. Hesterman’s book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Michele Simon on Food Marketing

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A powerful force in the fight for good food, public health lawyer Michele Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. In this Nourish Perspective, she explains why we should be skeptical about food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. ... READ MORE 

Food Marketing

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Public health lawyer Michele Simon explains why we should be skeptical of food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. How does marketing influence what we eat? Michele Simon: It’s quite simple. Food companies convince us to buy unhealthy foods with very sophisticated marketing plans that target specific ... READ MORE 

Fair Food

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Fair food is good for people and the earth. Oran Hesterman, author of the book Fair Food and founder of the Fair Food Network, discusses what communities are doing to create a more equitable food system. What is “fair food”? What are the principles of a fair food system? Oran Hesterman: The idea behind fair ... READ MORE 
   
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