LIVE: Food Justice

Get the dish on seeking on social justice in a new way.

We’ve been talking a lot about social justice in the news, ever since the world was rocked by George’s Floyd’s killing.

This morning, there’s a new fuel for addressing a kind of social injustice you may not have heard about.

Food of the North and NDSU Extension Cass County are joining forces for a special Food Justice in the North event via Zoom Tuesday night.

According to Feeding America, the rate of food insecurity for Black households is more than twice that of white households.

The group also says one in five Latino homes are food insecure.

Native families also face higher rates of health risks like obesity and diabetes, all of which are often related to food insecurity.

North Dakota Rep. Ruth Buffalo, (D) Fargo, who’s moderating

It’ll be moderated by North Dakota state representative Ruth Buffalo and it’ll feature speakers from the University of Minnesota Extension.

Rep. Buffalo and Food of the North’s Megan Myrdal Zoomed in live to talk with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker about food deserts and about how pandemic-related food problems are hitting more people in our region even harder than you might have realized.

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