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Awareness about food issues is skyrocketing, and people are taking action for a better food system.

These articles review the strategies people and places are developing to transform their food system.

Ideas of food democracy and citizenship are explored.

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The Citizen-Consumer Hybrid: Ideological Tensions and the Case of the Whole Foods Market

Abstract: Ethical consumer discourse is organized around the idea that shopping, and particularly food shopping, is a way to create progressive social change. A key component of this discourse is

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Learning Democracy Through Food Justice Movements

Abstract: Over time, the corporate food economy has led to the increased separation of people from the sources of their food and nutrition. This paper explores the opportunity for grassroots,

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Scaling Up: Bringing Public Institutions and Food Service Corporations into the Project for a Local, Sustainable Food System in Ontario

Abstract: This paper reports on a relationship between the University of Toronto and a non-profit, non-governmental (“third party”) certifying organization called Local Flavour Plus (LFP). The University as of August

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Tending Cultural Landscapes and Food Citizenship in Toronto’s Community Gardens

Abstract: Scattered throughout the city of Toronto are community gardens, sites of place-based politics connected to the community food-security movement. The gardens, spaces where passions for plants and food are

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Cultivating Food Connections: Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Food System for Toronto

Abstract: The Toronto paradox – a city with so many advantages beset with so many food-related challenges – calls out for new approaches. This is where a food system perspective

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