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FoodSpark #23: Environmental Racism

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environmental racism

Environmental racism is defined as the disproportionate "placement of low-income or minority communities in the proximity of environmentally hazardous or degraded environments, such as toxic waste, pollution, and urban decay."

Join us this month as we unpack the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan and how this relates to other cases of environmental racism that affect us here in St. Louis and across the United States. 

This Month's Culinary Theme: Consciously Made

This month we'll munch on food that is grown without harm to others or the environment. This could include dishes made from organic produce, grass-fed animals, and foods sourced directly from the land around you. Foods to consider: Organic fruits and vegetables, natural dishes, salads, home-made smoothies, fresh-squeezed juice, nuts