> From The Ground Up: Inspiring Community-based Food System Innovations

Despite its productivity, the conventional food system in the United States is fraught with inequity, negative environmental impacts and threats to human health. Every week, new stories surface about the crisis in our food system, from environmental degradation to inhumane conditions for farm workers to lack of access to good food, particularly among low-income communities and communities of color.
At the same time, a revolution is underway: Communities across the United States are taking matters into their own hands, creating innovative programs that increase access to food, improve health, protect the environment, generate community wealth and address historical inequities. Against the backdrop of the conventional food system, these community-based innovators are charting the course to a healthier, more sustainable future.

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