Why the Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street

Writing for Civil Eats, Siena Chrisman notes, “food justice advocates are connecting with Occupy (Wall Street) sites all around the country to donate fresh, healthy, local food or to help find kitchen space. On a broader philosophical level, as Mark Bittman writes in the Times, ‘Whether we’re talking about food, politics, healthcare, housing, the environment, or banking, the big question remains the same: How do we bring about fundamental change?’ But there are also clear and specific reasons that all of us working for a just and fair food system, as the food movement should make the connection between our work and Occupy Wall Street explicit and strong.”