Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
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The Need for Food (and more) for College Students During COVID-19 & Beyond

by Jusleen Basra COVID-19 has affected nearly every individual on the planet in some capacity, and college students are no exception. College students are often grouped under a single, narrow stereotype: young, carefree adults just out of high school who are still receiving financial support from their parents. However, a […]

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Root Report: From Piggy to the Bank: Women’s History Month Spotlight

        A collective of 30 women farmers in rural El Salvador called The Cooperativa de Producción Agropecuaria y Servicios Múltiples Mujeres Obrajuelences (ACOPAMO) is dedicated to using agroecological food production to help women and their families thrive. Building on their success raising chickens for meat and market, ACOPAMO established […]

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What We’re Reading: Where Food Justice Meets Economic Justice

by Jusleen Basra At the core of WhyHunger’s mission to end hunger is the understanding that access to nutritious food is directly linked to racial justice, equity and the protection of workers’ rights. This includes the elimination of gender-based wage gaps, the inclusion of farmworkers in labor protection and other policy changes […]

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