The Occupy Wall Street movement is growing on Wall Street and all across the country. According to the Occupy Together website, the hub for the movement, there are currently Occupy movements in 1,674 cities.


What started as a protest against corporate banking greed and corruption has started to encompass other areas of problems in our country, including big food and the greed and corruption that comes when a few food companies control so much of the food production in our country.


Over the past week, there has been a lot written about how Occupy Wall Street has gained a foodie side. Here are a few pieces you’ll want to read to get a handle on what’s going on.


  • The Occupy The Food System Facebook page is a central location where people can discuss what’s going on and where anyone can place links to blog posts, articles, and other information they want to share.
  • Mark Bittman his observations about Occupy Wall Street and declares that there no action that is more American than this one.
  • Foodies, Get Thee to Occupy Wallstreet is the title of Mother Jones piece. Why get to Occupy Wall Street? Because Big Food Makes Big Finance Look Like Amateurs.
  • Civil Eats gives its own reasons why the food movement should Occupy Wall Street and explains the connection between the original intent of the movement and food.
  • Home Grown has some specific actions you can take at both Occupy demonstrations and at home to get in on the occupy movement at a food level. The ideas range from holding skillshares at Occupy events to starting a local bartering club.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Weekend reads: The foodie side of Occupy Wall Street
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