Southern communities have some of the highest levels of food insecurity, and it’s been worsening during the pandemic. Churches often fill in the gaps.
‘Treated as expendable’: Migrant farmworkers fall through gaps in the rural South’s patchwork health system
The health care system and workplace safety regulations weren’t set up to help the people who harvest our food. The pandemic has only deepened the problem.
The Ecology of a Cracker Childhood author talks the pandemic, climate change, and why we need to fall in love with our places.
Emails obtained by Facing South reveal that as workers and community advocates begged for the closure of poultry plants, government and company officials worked closely to present a united front — and keep them open.
Farmers, activists and city planners nationwide are pivoting in light of the pandemic’s impact on food access. In Mississippi, that also means restoring a fraught connection with land.
The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw have long practiced self-isolation and sustainable food production.
‘They didn’t tell us anything’: North Carolina poultry plant workers say Butterball isn’t protecting them from COVID-19
As the virus spreads through meatpacking plants across the U.S., immigrant communities struggle to get answers from the company or state about cases at a Mount Olive facility.