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Food is not a prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It's a platform

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.
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The rise of guaranteed income programs could offer a lifeline for food workers

After a successful pilot program in Stockton, California, cities nationwide are considering supporting low-income workers—many of whom work in the food system.
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Timothy Egan: Some statues tell lies. This one tells the truth

Billy Frank Jr. changed the country for the better and won rights for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
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The story behind your salad: Farmworkers, COVID-19, and a dangerous commute

Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
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Megan Carney, Teresa Mares: How the pandemic made it harder for immigrants to access food

From avoiding public benefits like food assistance programs, to facing overwhelmed private programs, many immigrants faced increased food insecurity during the pandemic.
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After a year of pandemic eating, supermarkets enlist shoppers in nutrition programs

Supermarket chains are investing in virtual and in-person nutrition education to reverse unhealthy eating habits—and to keep shoppers coming back as lockdowns end.
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Vanessa García Polanco: Cancelling student debt would give young BIPOC farmers a chance

With borrowers of color bearing the brunt of the student debt crisis, debt forgiveness could make farming possible for a new generation.
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17 young people on the moment the climate crisis became real to them

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This doctor is working to build resilience and land justice for communities of color

Rupa Marya discusses land rematriation, her new Indigenous-led farm, and the long-term effects of colonization on food and medicine in vulnerable communities.
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LISTEN: Abrania Marrero on dietary colonialism in Puerto Rico

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A NYC reentry program offers formerly incarcerated people healing, dignity through meals

The Fortune Society's food and nutrition program works to address the power and relevance of a good meal for people who have been involved in the justice system.
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Winona LaDuke, Don Carr: The high cost of cheap McDonald's fries

The nation’s largest potato producer—a supplier for McDonald’s french fries—could destroy one of the last uncontaminated areas on White Earth and Red Earth tribal lands in Minnesota.
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Could price parity, supply management change the game for BIPOC farmers?

The Disparity to Parity coalition says racial justice in farming depends on policies that guarantee farmers are paid more than the cost of production.
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Seed monopolies: Who controls the world′s food supply?

Seed laws criminalizing farmers for using diverse crops that stand a better chance of adapting to climate change are threatening food security. Seed sovereignty activists want to reclaim the right to plant.
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