Food fight! Processed foods get the hip hop treatment.

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to make change happen- obviously it starts with ourselves and then manifests in the actions that impact those around us. But with this food & green revolution- I have a “beef” with people like Michael Pollen who rarely address economics & race in their preaching to the foodie masses. It’s not as simple of a choice for those living in food deserts, those without access to fertile plots of land, & those who simply don’t have the economic means to provide themselves with organic, natural, & fresh foods. So what’s the solution? I’m not gonna pretend to have the answer- but I still strive to search for answers, better solutions, and paths that are equitable for all of our urban communities. NOW- enter this cool video. It uses hip hop to tell the story of processed foods & how they impact people of color. These fellas see it as a battle- a war being raged on poor and marginalized communities. So what do they fight back with- FOOD! I think that the moral of this tale is that ultimately- no matter how economically challenged we are- we have a choice. That choice, even when it’s small and seemingly insignificant is in itself- power.

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3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Don’t you mean a tofu with Michael Pollan?

  2. 2

    This is friggin’ awesome. Just watched the whole thing as my students came into class today.

  3. 3

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