Strength in Numbers
It Takes a Village to Feed the World
Organizations worldwide are working to create a more sustainable and just food system. Food Tank lists 101 organizations to watch in 2014 (Tinyurl.com/FoodTank100). All are vital in creating a better food system. Here are a few examples.
Food MythBusters is telling the real story of how food is produced through short films, showing that we can have a food system that is truly affordable, delicious, fair and good for the planet.
Heifer International has been helping small farmers around the world practice better animal husbandry and develop more environmentally sustainable sources of food production for 70 years.
Oxfam, a confederation of 17 organizations worldwide, helps find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam America’s recent Behind the Brands campaign highlights how favorite consumer brands bring hidden costs to farmers, food security and the environment.
Real Food Challenge, started in 2008 mainly among students, aims to shift $1 billion of existing university food budgets from industrial farms and junk foods to community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources by 2020.
Seed Savers Exchange is dedicated to saving and sharing organic, heirloom and non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds.