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

This 36-minute documentary film – produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future - showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor's office and a teen-managed grocery store.

Demos President Heather McGhee and UC Berkeley Law Professor and author of Dog Whistle Politics Ian Haney López tell the story of how racism fuels economic inequality and what we can do about. 

Scientific American tells the story of Bren Smith, owner of Connecticut-based Thimble Island Oyster Company, director of the organization Greenwave, winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge, and Ashoka Fellow, who started growing kelp and shellfish as a reaction to several crises he faced in his own life: overfishing, climate change, and rampant unemployment in the fishing industry. He was working on the Bering Sea when the cod stocks crashed, and he lost oyster crops to both ocean acidification and two hurricanes. Based in part on the research of Dr. Charles Yarish at the University of Connecticut, Smith’s 3-D ocean farming model uses the entire ocean column to grow as many different foods as possible in as small an area as possible.

The land we use to grow our food--whether it's a hilltop dairy farm, a valley vegetable field, or an urban community garden — is irreplaceable. Farmers from farms throughout the Connecticut River Valley region share why preserving their land forever was good for them — and for all of us.

See more of these farmers’ stories, watch all 5 videos and find out how you can help at

The Faces of Forever Farmland from Reelife Productions on Vimeo.

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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