“Whether you are an eater or you catch, grow, raise, process, deliver, or serve the food we eat, food is your business.”
We are all part of a system influenced by weather extremes, resource and market consolidation, unjust prices and wages, rising input costs, threatened biodiversity, ICE raids, and regulatory bias toward corporate agribusiness over independent producers. As rural America crumbles and Indigenous communities watch their land and water destroyed by mineral extraction, the time for bringing the voices of family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, food chain workers, and eaters to the fore is clearly now.
To learn how 2020 presidential candidates are thinking about this socio-economic-environmental crisis, a group of non-profit organizations in and near New Hampshire representing food providers, small businesses, eaters, and educators spent several months planning a candidates’ forum. All candidates campaigning in New Hampshire have been invited to this non-partisan event to respond to questions and to hear panel discussions among food systems leaders, including researcher Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center. Topics will include but not be limited to the inefficiencies and externalized costs of our ‘cheap food’ system, loss of land access among African American farmers, options for rebuilding local economies and food sovereignty through local foods, worker wages and protections, the dairy crisis, and impacts of immigration policies on the food system.
Everyone is welcome, whether in person or via live-stream. Join us:
Details: November 5, 10AM – 1PM EST, University of New Hampshire, 83 Main Street, Granite State Room, Durham 03824
Guest registration (required and free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-solutions-forum-tickets-76813468151
Additional information: https://www.foodsolutionsforum.com/