Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
By Jonathan Latham, PhD (Independent Science News)
This article was originally published by Independent Science News: “Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable,” by Jonathan Latham, PhD, Independent Science News on September 20, 2016. Also please see the radio interview at the end of the article.
In 1381, for the first and only time, the dreaded Tower of London was captured from the King of England. The forces that seized it did not belong to a foreign power; nor were they rebellious workers – they were peasants who went on to behead the Lord Chancellor and the Archbishop of Canterbury who were, after the king, the country’s leading figures. A tad more recently, in the U.S. presidential election of 1892 a radical populist movement campaigned for wealth redistribution and profound economic reform. The populists won five states. All of them were rural.
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