All posts of Zeenab Aneez

A decade of growing food, sharing knowledge and nurturing food ecosystems in Paso Del Norte

The second plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for Opportunity for All Producers. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance small-scale, community-centered producers in providing nutritious and culturally appropriate food to all communities. Here’s how the leadership and staff of La Semilla Food Center in Anthony, New Mexico has been adapting and […]

Department of Labor Heads Scalia and Sweatt Must Resign!

Under their leadership, OSHA has failed at its core mission of keeping workers safe on their job The HEAL Food Alliance and over twenty-five local, state, and national organizations representing food and farm workers have come together to demand the resignations of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Loren Sweatt, […]
Farmworker Association of Florida Community Garden

Organizing Farmworkers in the Sunshine State: Farmworker Association of Florida

The first plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for dignity for all food workers and their families. The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF), a HEAL member organization, is building power among farmworkers, in particular those from Latinx, Indigenous and Haitian communities, and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the […]

An Open Letter from BIPOC Leaders in Food & Agriculture to Food Systems Funders

It’s time for food systems funders to center racial equity and justice, and Black, indigenous and people of color communities in their practices. July 10, 2020 Dear Food Systems Funders, We write to you as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) leaders in food and agriculture who work with hundreds of grassroots communities across […]

120+ Organizations Target Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

For immediate release: Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections Little Rock, AR – July 6, 2020 — More than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company address the rising number of COVID-19 […]

Opportunity for All Producers : A brief explainer

    History and background: A timeline of Race, immigration and labor in the food system  Any conversation about the food system in the United States, must be grounded in acknowledging America’s colonial and racial history.  The United States is the result of colonization, beginning with  the arrival of European colonizers and subsequent seizure of indigenous […]