We are at a moment when regulations in the guise of food safety are preventing small-scale farmers from selling directly to the public. Family fishermen are quickly being pushed off their boats to make way for fishing rights to be traded on the stock market. At the same time, the local food movement is growing at a fantastic speed. We are at a critical crossroads.
Food Voices brings the voices of farmers and fisherfolk to the forefront of the food policy debate. It offers a platform for those in the fields and on the boats to convey their struggles and triumphs. Dairy farmers of Wisconsin, salmon trollers of Alaska, clam collectors of Ecuador, urban farmers of New York, and fishermen of Haiti share their efforts to protect and enhance their livelihoods.
Food Voices recognizes the five following ingredients are essential to fully realize food sovereignty:
- Vibrant and Healthy Communities
- Local Markets and Localized Economies
- Local Governance Structures
- Access to Resources and Territories
- Environmental Stewardship
Hear what others are saying about Food Voices:
“The activists who fight for a more just and sustainable food system are amply able to think for themselves. Food Voices promises to collect their insights and wisdom, making it available to the growing food sovereignty movement throughout the Americas. It’s invaluable work.” - Raj Patel, activist and author of New York Verdana bestseller, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.
“Food Voices: Stories From the People Who Feed Us will help strengthen the food sovereignty movement across the Untied States and will show American society that the movement is a worldwide struggle.” – Carlos Marentes, Executive Director, Agricultural Borders Workers, Member La Via Campesina.
For more information or to help support the project, please contact Andrianna at