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Food and Freedom Ride Begins

August 5, 2011

The folks from Live Real are organizing their inaugural Food and Freedom Ride which will involve a crew of food-issue activist traveling from Birmingham to Detroit. They write of their journey:

On Sunday August 7th, 13 members of the Live Real community will join Civil Rights leaders in Birmingham, AL to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides and launch our 12-day journey.Our generation is facing the consequences of a broken food system, and its clear that we’re doing something about it.

On the ride, we’ll meet farmers whose livelihoods have been threatened by Monsanto, meat processing workers facing unfair working conditions, and Native youth who are working to restore traditional foodways. We’ll end our trip celebrating the urban agriculture revival in Detroit.

We’ll also take the Youth Food Bill of Rights on the road, meeting with communities and calling on Congress to take action for a fair 2012 Farm Bill.

And check out a video testimonial from one of their organizers, Hai Vo:

He will be posting videos throughout the trip so check it out.

Follow their tour on twitter, facebook and their blog.

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