Posted by Katie on October 27, 2011
Two weeks ago we called on Food Democracy Now! members to join the Occupy Wall Street movement on World Food Day because we understand the direct link between excessive corporate power and its impact on farmers, our environment and eaters everywhere.
Tomorrow, Saturday October 29, we are inviting those of you who live in New York to join the Occupy Against Big Food rally at Zuccotti Park.
We just got off the phone with one of the organizers who informed us that the event will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm near Wall Street and gather at the Red Cube directly across from Zuccotti Park.
If you need directions please ask at the OWS Information Desk at the front of Zuccotti Park.
The event has been organized by a group of NYU students and other members of the food movement in New York to draw attention to the problems related to corporate power and our food supply.
A great lineup of speakers has been organized including authors Marion Nestle, Anna Lappe and others in the New York City food movement who are working to reform the food supply.
Here is the location with a link to a Google Map:
To participate in the Occupy Against Big Food event, please meet directly across Broadway from the main Broadway entrance to Zuccotti Park in front of 140 Broadway near the Big Red Cube.
Google Map: http://g.co/maps/nfsbp
If you can't make it to an Occupy Against Big Food event this weekend, please take a few moments to follow and promote events near you on Facebook and Twitter. It's time to get the word out and every bit helps!
We are committed to this fight now, more than ever - please join us. Together, our voices will create the future we deserve.
Thanks for being a part of the solution and participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team
1. "Finally Making Sense on Wall Street", Mark Bittman, New York Times
2. “The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street,” Kristin Wartman, Huffington Post
3. “Why the Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street”, Siena Chrisman, Civil Eats
4. “Foodies Get Thee To Occupy Wall Street”, Tom Philpott, Mother Jones
5. “If You Eat, You Better Occupy Wall Street”, David Murphy, Huffington Post