Too often the people that are most affected by a condition are left out of the policy conversations designed to improve the issue. This is true for health disparities, and it is also true for creating a sustainable, just food supply. Next time you are in a room where proposed solutions for addressing the inequities of our current food system are being developed, look around. Who’s at the table? Who isn’t?
Think beyond the usual suspects: dialogue with a community resident, talk to a farm worker, ask a young person, get the opinions of those who suffer the most health consequences from our food system. The people most impacted by the problem often have the most creative solutions.