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“THE CONSUMER’S GOT TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM”: FARMER BEN BURKETT ON RACISM AND CORPORATE CONTROL OF AGRICULTURE

Part 6 of the Harvesting Justice Series

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 
Ben Burkett on his farm in Petaluma, Mississippi, with his great-nephew. Photo courtesy of Grassroots International.

 

Ben Burkett is a family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives for the state of Mississippi. He is also president of the board of the National Family Farm Coalition and a member of the food sovereignty commission of Via Campesina, the international network of small farmers and landless people. He gave the following interview one early morning in New Orleans, where he went to deliver a truckload of his cooperatives