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Power To The People...And Their Food

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Solutions Journalism Network

Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. The stories in this collection highlight what is possible when a local community takes control of their agriculturally viable lands and farming practices. Localized, grassroots approaches to agriculture, ranging from a nonprofit urban farm that provides food for one of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods to a tribal operation creating food sovereignty within the Seneca Nation via bison herding, provide sustainable alternatives to industrial food systems. The stories within this collection examine these practices from the valuable perspective of the workers already embedded in the most impacted communities.

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Stories In This Collection (5)

An urban farm nourishes the poorest part of Philly as its growers fight to keep the land

An urban farm nourishes the poorest part of Phi...
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Fruits of shared labour: the Indian women joining forces for food security

Fruits of shared labour: the Indian women joini...
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Making Gum in the Mayan Rainforest

Making Gum in the Mayan Rainforest
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The Collective Farm Helping Oregon's Latinx Farmworkers Weather the Pandemic

The Collective Farm Helping Oregon's Latinx Far...
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The Seneca Nation Is Building Food Sovereignty, One Bison at a Time

The Seneca Nation Is Building Food Sovereignty,...
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