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Food Shift

๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ โ€“ Biopiracy

At Food Shift, we operate at the tail end of the food chain, but there are so many crucial points along the chain at which we must intervene and advocate for food justice. The capitalistic structures of property and legal ownership foster the necessary conditions for biopiracy, and the burden should be on governments, NGOs, and corporations to fairly compensate and involve Native groups from which theyโ€™re taking biological resources/practices. Though we as individuals canโ€™t always control who originally profited from our foodโ€™s production, we can do our best to amplify the voices of those reclaiming traditional knowledge and practices, like the Sogorea Teโ€™ Land Trustโ€”an urban Indigenous women-led land trust working to return stolen land to Indigenous people.

Support The Sogorea Te' Land Trust by giving an annual Shuumi contribution: sogoreate-landtrust.org/pay-the-shuumi-land-tax/

Read to learn more about regenerative agriculture: blog.permaculture.org.uk/articles/whitewashed-hope

#FoodJusticeFriday #biopiracy #SogoreaTe #regenerativeagriculture #traditionalknowledge
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Food Shift

We want to give a big thank you to Alexandre Family Farm for their generous donation to Food Shift! Last week we received a whopping 84lbs of their milk, and we couldnโ€™t wait to shout them out.

Alexandre Family Farm practices organic, regenerative farming and produces high quality eggs and A2/A2 milk. We love their holistic approach, and their commitment to preserving ecosystem and community health.

Learn more about Alexandre Family Farm here: alexandrefamilyfarm.com/

#RegenerativeFarming #DairyFarming #EcosystemHealth #Sustainability
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5 days ago

Food Shift

โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ-๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ? ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ.โ€ โ€“ Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Dayโ€”a day to not only celebrate legendary civil rights activists of the 1950โ€™s and 60โ€™s, but to also witness how this history has shaped todayโ€™s social justice movements. King noted the racial inequity present in our food system, and his bold voice for change has helped ignite the fire for Black food justice advocates today.

Here are just a few of such local leaders fulfilling Kingโ€™s dream of a โ€œpromised land.โ€ We encourage our community to support these organizations in their work toward a more equitable food system, and please mention any other notable food justice organizations/advocates in the comments below.

1. Raised Roots โ€“ donate to help provide farm equipment: gofund.me/d1986e2b
2. Black Earth Farms โ€“ support Black urban farmers in their demand for food sovereignty: www.blackearthfarms.com/linktree
3. Mandela Grocery Co-op โ€“ support a democratically controlled workspace: www.mandelagrocery.coop/happenings/2020/3/25/pay-it-forward
4. The East Oakland Collective โ€“ support civic engagement and economic empowerment by and for the East Oakland community: www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjYzNDM=
5. The DEEP Grocery Coop โ€“ support a worked-owned coop that prioritizes the health and wellness of BIPOC: www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzU1MDY=

#MLKjrday #RaisedRoots #BlackEarthFarms #MandelaFoodsCoop #EastOaklandCollective #DEEPGroceryCoop #foodjustice #racialjustice
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