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This page features videos about food justice, race and equity, agriculture, fisheries, and related food system issues. 

Join Dr. Ricardo Salvador, director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, on a a wild ride through the food system, connecting the dots between diet-related diseases, exploitation of food workers, and diminishing opportunities for family farmers.

Washington special interests are profiting by making us sick. Diet-related diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, are among the leading causes of death while the country’s dominant agricultural practices pollute our water and degrade our soil. These symptoms of our broken food system are largely the result of federal policies that line the pockets of agribusiness at the expense of our health, the environment, and the economy.

But it’s in your power to change all this. Together we can convince the next president to take bold steps to reform our broken food system. The first step is for candidates seeking our highest office to both acknowledge the problems with our food system and state their plan to fix it.

This is where you come in. We need to show that the American people are demanding a plan for fixing our food system - join the Plate of the Union initiative to send a message to our leaders—we need healthy, sustainable, affordable food for all!

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FILM AVAILABLE HERE: In this story from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film from World Trust, author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic inequity. 

Any commercial fisherman used to be able to fish in U.S. seas. Not anymore. Today, the right to fish belongs to a number of private individuals who have traded, bought and sold these rights in unregulated markets. This system, called "catch shares," favors large fishing fleets and has cut out thousands of smaller-scale fishermen. How did this happen? Learn more in this short animation from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Fossil fuels, deforestation and industrial agriculture have released dangerous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We can store and stabilize large amounts of carbon where it belongs – in the soil. Read more from NOFA Mass

One in a series of 8 short films about Maine farmers, created by Maine Farmland Trust and Pull-Start Pictures. The films offer a glimpse at the many different types of farms in the state: from the potato harvest in Aroostook County, to the innovations of a seventh-generation farmer Downeast, to the struggles of a dairy farmer in Western Maine, the short films remind viewers that farming is more than just a historical feature of Maine; farming in Maine is alive and well.

Now into their ninth generation on a beautiful swath of the coast in Edmunds, Maine, the Bell family has an unbelievably diverse operation, from chicken and beef to vegetables and dairy at Tide Mill Farm. “Even in this county, being the most economically depressed county in the entire northeast, we’re carving out a living selling local stuff to local people.”