The Color of Food: America's Invisible Farmers With Tosha Phonix

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As black farmers continued to lose land and lack resources to continue their work their contribution to agriculture and flew justice are at risk of being diminished locally environmental groups in the saint louis region employ fewer or no people of color even though there are areas of the saint louis region that are close to have black. That's why we spoke to tasha phoenix a former food justice organizer for the missouri coalition for the environment or mc and an outspoken champion for black farmers during her time with mc she noticed the lack of diversity in the local food justice movement and struggle to make her ideas heard so in november twenty twenty. She created evolve. A saint louis base food justice organization. Where black growers could drive and mentor other young black growers one of the things that i notice was the the face of urban egg in saint louis was white but when i started going there wasn't my reality my reality was they know a black people who late this foundation. They taught me how to grow. They were in charge community gardens. There was a grocery store in bayden. Call yours market. That's why learn how to grow as a black owned grocery store in the middle of the so. that's why i learn how to grow and so inmate. I'm like man this narrative being pushed it's incorrect. Not only is it incorrect about. Who's more food but is also incorrect from a standpoint of community right so wanted things from community stand point that was incorrect was that the issue was of corner stores. This is why. I said i'm intentional. About full justice closed. We talk about food justice. We can't just look at it and say hey put in a food pantry here is enough or hey couldn't fresh. Fruits and vegetables in a corner store is enough. We have to deal with systematic racism. The hairs allow for these things even put in place.

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