Inequality In Will Allen's Growing Power

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The multifaceted issue of racism has been intensely explored by many, but it is Will Allen’s The Good Food Revolution that draws a staggering connection between discrimination and the United States’ obesity epidemic, offering solutions that tackle both monstrosities at once. Allen’s belief that access to locally grown produce should be a basic right stems from years of witnessing that right being strategically denied to the urban poor. The spread of chain business and the reduction of farms has created a crisis that Allen’s company Growing Power seeks to rectify. These claims are not only supported by the evidence presented by Allen in his experience, but also by circumstances in the reader’s life that mirrors what is described. It is unnerving to realize the after how far the United States has come, inequality is still being served at the dinner table.
The image of progress is often depicted by the migration from an agrarian lifestyle to the makings of industry. In the eyes’ of Will Allen, this departure from nature has created an unsustainable environment where people no longer
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As Will Allen states, “In the new farming economy, sons and daughters have often witnessed their mothers and fathers lose money year after year...” Although classes in agriculture are common in central Pennsylvania high schools, fewer kids are taking up interest and are choosing to move away from their family’s farming. Agriculture has still proven to be the heart of the community with its farmers markets and multiple fresh fruit festivals throughout the seasons. With that being said, the amount of excitement that is drummed up whenever a new fast food is rumored to be opened speaks volumes. Small town life causes many to search for bigger and better things, and as a result the importance of homegrown and made food is
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