2012 was the year that movements for food security, food justice and food sovereignty adjusted course. In the face of continuing food crises, peasants, pastoralists and fisherfolk of the Global South, and family farmers, urban gardeners, food and farm workers and responsible consumers of the Global North are coming together; converging in their diversity. The food movement is building global and community power and Food First is learning and working alongside the men and women who are actively transforming our food systems.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Did you feel it? A seismic tremor shook our food system last year. Though low on the “Richter Scale” of social change, it opened deep cracks in the corporate food regime. People-driven projects for food justice, food democracy and food sovereignty flooded in, spreading hope and a vision of a world without hunger.
There was no one epicenter. Political protests from Tahrir Square to Wall Street, land occupations in Brazil, the steady spread of lush, urban gardens