The Occupy Big Food rally at Zuccotti Park on Saturday."Whose food? Our food!" This was the rallying cry at the first Occupy Big Food event on Saturday in Zuccotti Park. The rally, which I led with Erika Lade, a graduate student in NYU's Food Studies program, gathered about 100 people with the goal of connecting the larger Occupy Wall Street effort to the food justice movement. NYU professor of Nutrition and Food Studies Marion Nestle was the event's featured speaker. Although Nestle was intimidated at the prospect of using the human microphone for the first time, she picked up the …
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Kristin Wartman is a food writer living in Brooklyn. She is a Certified Nutrition Educator and holds a Master's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. She focuses on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. You can read more of her writing at kristinwartman.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter.