The rich history of the South and its production of much of the country’s hogs, chickens, fruits and vegetables make it the epicenter of the movement to improve our national food system. Much of these economies are also dependent on the water resources along thousands of miles of coastlines and large river systems that face major infrastructure challenges in the next decades.Food & Water Watch activists across the South are organizing to protect their farming communities while ensuring that water is used for the public good.
In 2011, we will be working ensure the hog and poultry industries in North Carolina and Maryland are undertaking good sustainable practices that benefit farmers and consumers. We will also be working to protect Florida’s water from corporate water bottlers who wish to profit from the state’s dwindling water supply. We will build support for reinvestment in the region’s deteriorating water infrastructure – particularly in some of the country’s poorest regions – and continue to fight for fishermen along the coast against the threats of fish farms and genetically engineered fish.
- Jorge Aguilar, Regional Director (AR, LA, MS)
- Miranda Carter (MD, VA, WV)
- Renee Maas (NC,TN, KY)
- Lynna Kaucheck (FL, GA, AL)