Ashley Gripper

North Philadelphia farm
Two growers tend to crops on farm in North Philadelphia. (Credit: Sonia Galiber)

We don't farm because it's trendy; we farm as resistance, for healing and sovereignty

Farming is not new to Black people

For more than 150 years, from the rural South to northern cities, Black people have used farming to build self-determined communities and resist oppressive structures that tear them down.

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No cultivamos porque está de moda: Cultivamos como resistencia, para la curación y la soberanía
Dos productores tienden a cultivar en una granja en el norte de Filadelfia. (Crédito: Sonia Galiber)

No cultivamos porque está de moda: Cultivamos como resistencia, para la curación y la soberanía

Durante más de 150 años, desde las zonas rurales del sur hasta las ciudades del norte, las personas Negras han utilizado la agricultura para construir comunidades autodeterminadas y resistir las estructuras opresivas que las destruyen.

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Old school greenwashers and deniers with staying power.

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PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

The “forever chemicals” are used by the oil and gas industry, but a lack of transparency and accountability makes it impossible to know how widespread contamination could be.

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How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

And how other states, including Pennsylvania, could do the same.

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Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

PFAS personal care products

Evidence of PFAS in toilet paper (Yes, toilet paper!)

Testing finds fluorine — an indicator of PFAS — in four brands of toilet paper. However, the levels indicate the chemicals are unlikely added on purpose.