The OWS movement is focusing national attention on the grossly skewed distribution of wealth and power and this is reflected in our nation’s food production systems, which are dominated by industrial agribusiness. For farmers to join the OWS movement is a natural dovetailing of the issues.
The Occupy Kitchen at Zucotti Park feeds the protestors at OWS each night. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the kitchen prepares fresh organic produce donated by small farmers.
I think for anyone following food issues, especially food policy, knows that the same financial-political system that makes some people absurdly rich and many others poorer and poorer also makes our food less and less safe, decreases our food security, and result in a Big Ag system that hurts most to benefit a few fat cats.