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10 Black-Owned Food Projects To Signal Boost

Food autonomy is freedom. That is true for absolutely everyone, but systemic racism, environmental injustice, economic collapse and climate change are creating a perfect storm in which Black people are in danger of being pushed to the margins as natural resources are commodified and hoarded by the wealthy. This is hardly new. In the 1920’s, there were nearly a million Black-owned farms in the United States. Thanks to the racist lending policies of the 1930’s, Black farmers were systemically unable to secure loans and access the same programs as their white contemporaries, and as of the early 2010’s, only 1.6% of U.S. farmers were Black, down from a peak of…

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