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.

Introduction Availability Accessibility Acceptability Adequacy Agency

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

Continue Reading→

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,

Continue Reading→

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

Continue Reading→

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

Continue Reading→

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

Continue Reading→