Food justice activist lauren Ornelas explains how to combat environmental racism and other human rights violations in factory farms, slaughterhouses, and plant-crop farm systems that often mistreat and exploit farm workers, many of them immigrants and people of color. Ornelas founded and runs the Food Empowerment Project. Their website www.foodispower.org outlines so many food injustice issues facing humans as well as farmed animals and how consumers can help agricultural workers (including advocating for a living wage and fighting slave labor conditions) and eat ethically (including vegan foods, fair trade, organic, and local). This 22 minute interview was conducted in July 2020 by host Carrie Freeman of In Tune to Nature.
Carrie and co-host Sonia Swartz have been hosting the In Tune to Nature program weekly for 10 years to advocate for eco and animal friendly values and practices. https://www.facebook.com/InTunetoNature/
This radio show airs on July 22, 2020 on 89.3FM-Atlanta and on wrfg.org. Consider supporting this progressive, independent radio station: Radio Free Georgia. Thank you.