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A Thanksgiving Legacy: Fighting for Indigenous Food Sovereignty

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Global Food for Thought by Jayden Lim

“Thanksgiving must be a day to recognize the Indigenous fight against colonization and its legacies as we seek to reclaim our foods,” writes Jayden Lim.

A field of wheat is pictured as the sun sets.
Felix Mittermeier
Food and Agriculture

Native Food Sovereignty: Strengthening Connection to Culture

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Global Food for Thought by Julie Garreau

Community and family gardens provide the foundation for Native Food Sovereignty, and allow the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to reclaim their local food system.

Three students participating in the CRYP Garden Club learn how to grind berries.
Julie Garreau
Food and Agriculture

Reconnecting to Indigenous Food Sovereignty Values and Practices

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Global Food for Thought by Tahlia Natachu

The Zuni Indigenous community looks towards their past to address issues around agriculture, food access, health, and the environment in sustainable ways.

Three young girls kneel in a garden, holding vegetables and fruits as they smile into the camera.
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
Food and Agriculture

Embracing Interconnectedness: How Indigenous Foodways Can Save Us

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Global Food for Thought by Ife Kilimanjaro

Indigenous perspectives utilize regenerative farming practices through embodying interconnectedness, ultimately protecting the environment from climate change.

A field of grapes in Oregon is pictured nearing sunset.
Dan Meyers
Food and Agriculture

Hope Is Part of the Food Security Solution

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Global Food for Thought by Scott MacMillan

Scott MacMillan recalls 2015 World Food Prize winner Fazle Hasan Abed's legacy and its impact on food security.

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is sitting in a classroom in front of a black board, smiling and looking to the right as he holds a brown cane.
BRAC
Food and Agriculture

Black Farmers' Voices: How the Past Influences Food Insecurity Today

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Discrimination, diminishing number of Black farmers leads to persistence of food insecurity in America.

George Hall bends down to tend to his turnips in Greene County, Alabama.
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Incorporating Dietary Needs and Cultural Requirements into Food Assistance Programs

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Global Food for Thought by Natalie Burdsall

Fundamental issues in food assistance programs exclude the disability community and people requiring culturally relevant foods.

A group of people prepares food for a food assistance program. Food and Agriculture

The Hidden Hungry: Men in Poverty

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Men often fall outside of gendered stereotypes of food assistance programs, failing to reflect nuanced experiences of hunger in the United States.

A variety of fruit is pictured at a grocery store.
Jakub Kapusnak
Food and Agriculture

Reducing SNAP Restrictions to Make Food Preparation Easier for Families

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Food preparation is a common barrier to accessing healthy, nutritious meals for families, making SNAP expansions vital to food security.

A person reaches to grab a green grape from a shelf of fruit in a grocery store.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Ukraine Crisis: Averting a Global Food Catastrophe

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Global Food for Thought by Ertharin Cousin

Former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin joins Paul Polman as co-author of this issue of "Becoming Net Positive".

Volunteers distribute food for animals carried by Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at a train station in Krakow, Poland.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture