Food Justice is a grassroots movement stemming from food insecurity around the globe and economic issues that can prevent people in various regions from having access to food that is nutritious, healthy and culturally appropriate. The PDF attachment looks at the importance of being sensitive to what is culturally appropriate in terms of offering nutrition guidelines.
The Food Justice Movement includes broader policy movements, such as the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization. The global food system is recognized by the movement as a system in which race and class play a key role in whether individuals have access to the right types of fresh, healthy foods, and where they fall in the supply chain.
Both class and race affect things such as disputes over land ownership and rights, farm labor work, environmental justice and other important issues. The fundamental idea underpinning Food Justice is that everyone should have the right to have access to eat, grow and sell healthy food.
Dr. Carolyn Dean performed an experiment in 2019 at a Farm Project using the mash from RnA ReSet Drops to grow healthier vegetables.
Farm Project Experiment
In the Farm Project experiment, Dr. Carolyn Dean used the leftover mash from the making of the supplement RnA ReSet to help grow their vegetables. The rationale behind the theory that this would result in healthier vegetables revolved around the fact that organisms such as weeds, worms, insects and bacteria are naturally programmed to only want to attack other lifeforms if they are weak, dead or dying.
Invaders such as these are constantly surrounding humans (as well as other animals and plants), but we (or they) only tend to succumb if already in a weakened state. The leftover mash from the RnA ReSet Drops imbued life and energy into the radishes planted, making them incompatible with organisms such as bacteria, weeds, worms or insects looking for weak plants to cull.
This shows that it makes perfect sense to provide the highest quality nutrients for the sake of the plants and vegetables being grown and for those that will later consume them.
A food desert is a geographical region where the individuals living in the area do not have easy access to a regular supply of food, such as having a grocery store within walking distance. A US report found that there were some 23.5 million Americans that lived further than a mile from the nearest grocery store and did not drive or have access to a car. Some more statistics about US food deserts are available in the embedded infographic.
Typically, these regions will have something like a liquor store that will sell processed fast food and junk food such as potato chips and sodas, but not fresh, healthy produce that has nutritional substance. Public transport can help bridge the gap but is not always widely available. Also, communities living in these types of areas are often economically disadvantaged, which means that even if fresh produce was made available, it would only be purchased if it was available within the limited budgets of the consumers.
Just Food is a non-profit organization based in New York that advocates food justice and sustainable agriculture. The organization galvanizes individuals within local communities to empower, educate, support and advocate for the right to access to healthy, nutritious fresh food. Just Food does not provide food for those in need itself but can offer information about the nearest local food bank for those that require it. The attached short video has more information about US food banks.