Closing The Gap On Food Insecurity: ‘Hunger Industrial Complex’ And Farming As Revolution

Hunger In America
Cars wait in line during a Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank drive-up food distribution in Duquesne, Pa., Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. While food banks have become critical during the pandemic, they’re just one path for combating hunger. For every meal from a food bank, a federal program called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps _ provides nine. Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo
Hunger In America
Cars wait in line during a Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank drive-up food distribution in Duquesne, Pa., Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. While food banks have become critical during the pandemic, they’re just one path for combating hunger. For every meal from a food bank, a federal program called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps _ provides nine. Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

Closing The Gap On Food Insecurity: ‘Hunger Industrial Complex’ And Farming As Revolution

What is the hunger industrial complex, and who is pulling the strings in our nation’s food system? In the latest installment of our Closing the Gap series, Reset brings on a food security expert who says the problem is much bigger than we think — and that “more food” is not the answer to ending hunger in the U.S.. Also a farmer joins the show to shares why agriculture is the “revolutionary” solution to historic injustice for Black people.

GUESTS: Andy Fisher, executive director of EcoFarm; author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

Kamal Bell, CEO of Sankofa Farms