Erik Hazard

How Female Farmers Are Fighting Big Ag's Gender Injustice by Taking Control of Their Food Systems

While globalization and industrialization of the food system has resulted in fewer farms and farmers, the number of women farmers in the U.S. is increasing—and they’re fighting against a system that fails to serve them and their communities. Women are taking control of their food systems by farming, organizing in their communities, and advocating for systemic policy change that can create food systems that are better for farmers, workers, their communities, and our planet. Despite an increase in the number of women farmers, however, there is not a parallel trend in representation or power; women rarely control or hold power in the agriculture and food industry as a whole, and exploitation is rampant, especially among women of color.

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