Lost in the Supermarket: The Corporate-Organic Foodscape and the Struggle for Food Democracy

Abstract:

This paper examines how the corporate-organic foodscape has interacted and evolved alongside competing counter movements of food democracy. Using discourse and content analysis, we examine how corporate organics incorporate messages of locally scaled food production, humble origins, and a commitment to family farms and employees, and explore some of the complexity of the corporate-organic foodscape. This paper contributes to the understanding of commodity fetishism in the corporate-organic foodscape, and speaks more generally to the need for sophisticated understandings of the complex relationship between social movement innovation and market adaptation.

Citation:

Johnston, Josée, Biro, Andrew, MacKendrick, Norah. “Lost in the Supermarket: The Corporate-Organic Foodscape and the Struggle for Food Democracy” Antipode 1.3(2009):509-532.

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Lost in the Supermarket: The Corporate-Organic Foodscape and the Struggle for Food Democracy