It’s not just the price of food, stupid

Beginning to End Hunger: AgroEcoPeople

Posted November 26, 2013 by Dr. M. Jahi Chappell

Originally appeared at IATP’s Think Forward Blog: http://www.iatp.org/blog/201311/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-the-price-of-food-stupid

Photo: From a Food System Plinko game at the Minnesota State Fair. “People are encouraged to vote with (agricultural) tokens for which part they value the most. The tokens (beans) falling through the obstacles on the Plinko board show the web of interconnected processes that are involved in the food system.” More information.

Eric Holt-Giménez, director of the amazing food policy think tank FoodFirst, recently wrote in the Huffington Post that if healthy, organic food is unaffordable, this is a problem of wages and rights, not inherently a problem with healthy, organic foods. Meanwhile, Doug Rauch, the former president of the grocery chain Trader Joe’s is set to open a market “to repurpose the perfectly edible produce slightly past its sell-by date that ends up in the trash . . .  [the…

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