In the face of soaring obesity and hunger rates, socioeconomic decline, and threats of peak soil and peak oil, many communities are making paths to a brighter future by building community food systems that aim to nourish everyone in current and future generations.
Starting April 2011, Food Dignity is a 5-year initiative to trace these paths taken by five US communities and to collaborate in mapping and traveling the most appropriate and effective roads forward for creating sustainable community food systems that build food security.
The Food Dignity team includes dozens of people at two universities, one “action-think” tank, one college, and five community-based organizations.
Our current working vision is of a society where each community exercises significant control over its food system through radically democratic negotiation, action and learning in ways that nurture all of our people and sustain our land for current and future generations, and where universities and cooperative extension are supportive partners in this process.
March 2013: Food Dignity Abstract - First Two Years
September 2012: University of Wyoming's profile of the project director
May 2011: USDA NIFA's press release lists the suite of initiatives supported by the same funding stream.
April 2011: University of Wyoming's press release
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