Recent research from the USDA shows that women are breaking the “grass ceiling” as their numbers increase on farms and ranches around the country. A million women are farming!
Global gender equality in agriculture looks bleak. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) highlights that 1.1 billion women worldwide lack the same access to land, seeds, water, and agricultural training, tools, and technologies as men. How can you help?
We rode out to Mills Farm just outside of Athens to pick up organic corn grits and corn flour, and I got to have a really nice chat with Alice Mills, who runs the farm with her husband Tim. She told me a story that sort of blew my mind, and I just think it’s an amazing example of the power of community.
Who Feeds Us? is my attempt to investigate the lives of our farm workers. Who picks our crops and packages our meals and how are they treated in our name? [ … ]