Food Democracy

September 20, 2011

Food crusade brings democracy to dinner

Food democracy is a true ‘grassroots’ movement toward sustainable, responsible, healthy and community-based food production and distribution.

The food democracy movement asserts that people have the power and the responsibility to actively participate in decisions concerning their food system.

The ultimate goal of the food democracy movement is to guarantee that all people have access to “affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate foods.”

These ideals can positively affect all aspects of our lives beyond our overall health or the local economy, especially in a poor and food insecure state such as New Mexico. Access to sustainable, safe alternative food sources free from corporate control is an issue that goes to the heart of our democratic institutions and affects our daily lives.  Read more...