Organizations find ways to support food security to refugees during COVID-19 lockdowns.
On Food Talk Live: Mark Zimring, who focuses on large-scale fisheries at The Nature Conservancy, talks about how to better monitor fishing practices around the world. Then, Dani is joined by Niaz Dorry, a community organizer and sustainability advocate who leads the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the National Family Farm Coalition.
Rethink Food, a nonprofit that reduces and reuses excess food from restaurants and grocery stores, launched several emergency programs to create jobs and distribute meals to people in need.
Kenya’s horticulture export sector was booming, but now it is being pummeled by COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Some growers are finding new opportunities in local markets.
According to AeroFarms co-founder and CMO Marc Oshima, vertical farming and aeroponics can help slow climate change and support community food security. Later, student activist and master gardener Frida Herrera-Endinjok describes her approach to nutrition justice: building urban gardens and fighting food waste.
From better business practices to policy intervention, the current pandemic creates an opportunity to address food safety, create more sustainable practices, and transform the food and health systems.
The agroecology movement encourages farmers to use farming techniques that have many environmental, social, and economic benefits including increased biodiversity and education for women and youth.
Nancy Roman of Partnership for a Healthier America on increasing access to fresh produce and encouraging healthy eating habits among children.
It’s time for people of all backgrounds to call for an end to racist and hateful violence. These organizations and individuals represent just a portion of the efforts underway to fight racism and inequality and to build stronger Black communities and food systems.