Thursday, July 12, 2012 (10:00AM - 11:00AM)
Access to healthy and sustainable food is linked to jobs that pay living wages. Yet the movement for good food in low-income communities of color often ignores other crucial factors such as wages, immigration status, and enforcement of safe working and living conditions. Similarly, many labor advocates don't understand how and why food security and land sovereignty relate to their struggles for workers.
This session showcases the “Good Food and Good Jobs for All” report, which furthers the food justice research of “The Color of Food” report. Senior Research Associate Yvonne Liu conducted interviews with leaders in the good food and good jobs movements. She will discuss her findings, including:
- Labor was more likely to engage in good food issues than food groups in worker's rights
- Both communities identified Healthy Communities, in which community health is determined by food security as well as job security, as a winning frame to bridge the two sectors
- Worker-owned cooperatives in food and agriculture were identified as a promising opportunity