We talk with lauren Ornelas, founder and volunteer executive director of the Food Empowerment Project. Ornelas tells us about the Food Empowerment Project’s most recent study on how easy it is for communities of color and low-income communities to have access to healthy fruits and vegetables as well as alternatives to meat and dairy products. The Food Empowerment Project combines both research and activism and by opening up dialogue on how issues like human slavery, environmental exploitation, factory farms, and food deserts are all connected, lauren encourages us to remember that animal rights really are human rights.
Check out some of the Food Empowerment Project’s work!
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