Since this is a food blog, I’m guessing my millions of readers are not interested in my opinion on the Occupy Wall Street movement. As hard as this is for me to accept (who wouldn’t be interested in my opinion on something?), I will refrain from expressing my thoughts and instead direct you to a really interesting article from the New York Times. Check it out – it’s about the development of an “Occupy Wall Street pop-up restaurant” of sorts.
Protesters at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Eat Well
The article reveals how the protestors are managing to stay put, yet expand their palates. Regardless of your opinion of the movement, it’s fascinating stuff. Food donations are coming from all over and people are getting together to share provisions and ending up with some pretty creative dishes in the process.
It’s worth mentioning that there is a push for the food movement to join in the protests as well. Take a look at this post from Civil Eats.
2 responses to “Food and Occupy Wall Street”
Favorite line from article:
“Tom Hintze, 24, was volunteering in Zuccotti Park last week. “Just now there was a big UPS delivery,” he said. “We don’t know where it comes from. It just appears, and we eat it.'”
I agree, the food movement is a big part of the Occupy protests. After all it is the large corporations seeking maximum profit that are destroying our food by means of inefficient farming which burns loads of fossil fuels for our food.
I love that line too. You do what you can with what you’ve got.
It’s all very fascinating. I think that the food movement should (and will) take on more importance as the protests grow. There are so many complex issues involved in the inequalities and injustices in our food system, but certainly we can include corporate greed and government subsidies near the top of the list.