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Poster Art for the Food Justice Movement

 by Danielle Maestretti


Tags: Environment, food justice, food politics, food deserts, urban farming, poster art, Favianna Rodriguez, Bryant Terry, Vegan Soul Kitchen, Will Allen, Growing Power, Mother Jones, RaceWire, YES, Danielle Maestretti,

Artist and activist (and visionary!) Favianna Rodriguez collaborated with eco-chef Bryant Terry to design these beautiful posters addressing food justice:

Cooking is self-determinationGreen our communities food justice

The posters debuted a few weeks ago, at the release party for Terry's phenomenal new cookbook Vegan Soul Kitchen (out last month on Da Capo), and just in time to join a host of alt-press stories on food activism. Mother Jones recently published "Smart Growth," a fantastic special report on the subject, and the new issue of YES! profiles Will Allen, whose urban farming operation Growing Power produces a staggering 159 varieties of food—tomatoes, honey, chickens (and their free-range eggs), goats, you name it—in the middle of a Milwaukee "food desert," an area that's home to zero full-service grocery stores. 

(Thanks, RaceWire.)

Sources: Vegan Soul KitchenMother JonesYES!RaceWire 

Images courtesy of Favianna Rodriguez.