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The Political is Personal | Care2 Healthy Living: When it comes to food access, it is largely low-income people

The Political is Personal | Care2 Healthy Living: When it comes to food access, it is largely low-income people

On Monday, I had a fascinating conversation with two women who are starting a website about women and politics. But it’s not what you may think. It’s not a website dedicated to celebrating prominent female politicians, or discussing how various political issues impact the way that women are likely to vote in the upcoming election. Rather, the website will examine how, as women, so many facets of our lives – from what we wear to what we eat – affect and are affected by the political landscape. When the conversation turned to food, I explained my views on the food justice movement. The reason it has that name is because food is truly a social justice issue. It is deeply political on all levels. Food is genetically modified and sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides largely due to the political power of large chemical companies like Monsanto and Dow, as well as their lo...

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