by geobear7 • 25Aug2013
By Metro Farm Radio
People everywhere want a food supply that is fair, just, and sovereign, but most often end up with a food supply controlled by big government and big business. This leads us to ask…
Can we farm our way to food sovereignty?
This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Beverly Bell and Tory Field, authors of Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land and Agricultural Systems in the Americas , for a conversation about food sovereignty.
Topics include why the production and distribution of food tends to become consolidated in the hands of a few, instead of the many; why many are resisting the domination of centralized food systems; and how people might farm their way to food sovereignty.
Listen live or recorded on your radio, computer or mobile device: Food Chain Radio #933
In the 1920s, the British government controlled all the salt in India, and forced Indians to pay a tax for the essential nutrient.
In 1930, Mohandas Gandhi led a 240 mile march from his ashram to the seacoast village of Dandi to make salt in direct contravention to British authority. When Gandhi broke the British Raj salt laws by making salt, he was joined by millions of others, thus precipitating a movement that resulted in the independence of the Indian people.
Though there are no longer any laws that grant monopoly control over essential foods, there is economic consolidation, and rules and regulations, that attempt to affect the same end. Thus throughout the world people still must rely on being granted access to the essential foods controlled by others.
Like Indians making salt, many throughout the world are striving to farm their way to “food sovereignty.” Though their efforts take them in many different directions, they all seem to be searching for the energy that will power up their farms and keep them running.
Thanks to: http://foodfreedomgroup.com