"...When we think about the food system of labor, we have to go as far back to when European settlers came to colonize the land that we now know to be the United States of America. So, this narrative truly starts with the forced removal of land, to even have land for the purpose of cultivating food. Then, we have to think about how much of the food was cultivated—who were the hands and feet of this huge task? It was through forced chattel slavery that African slaves were made to work on the land, and farm, all for free..."
-Marlysa D. Gamblin, MPP, Domestic Policy Advisor, Specific Populations, Bread for the World Institute, Washington DC