On urban farming and ‘colonialism’ in Detroit’s North End neighborhood

What do you think about attempts to gentrify the urban agriculture movement? This article explains it.

“Neocolonial projects like MUFI demonstrate that well-intent is not enough to address the systemic issues around food security and poverty. Food security and poverty have less to do with access and more to do with structural and historical disparities around power,” he says. “That’s what sets charity programs like MUFI apart from more grassroots, self-determined models like Oakland Avenue, D-Town Farms, and Feedom Freedom. As long as we only address the symptoms of food security and poverty, we also perpetuate the disparities of power that create them.”



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