Today was a big day for big food.
Judge Naomi Buchwald ruled that farmers could not sue seed giant Monsanto for the threat of transgenic seed contamination. At the same time, people from all over the world gathered to protest the consolidation of our food system. This growing movement represents a sea change in people’s relationship with food, our most intimate commodity. From guerilla gardens to home-cooked feasts for strangers to today’s seed exchange at the New York Stock Exchange (poster above), people are finding creative ways to connect to food and to each other.
Creative expression is a critical part of this - and many - grassroots revolutions. It can make something distant feel close.
Or remember what has been forgotten.
And give words to what is silenced.
Even when the time has passed…
Even when the language is unfamiliar…
Even when the court fight is lost, the battle rages on.