Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and Networks


This article examines the emergence of food justice movements through the lens of social movement theories, which emphasize the politics of place as a resource and strategies of networked movements operating across scales. It examines the creation of a political space for food justice from three perspectives: first, food security from below—the projects and initiatives that serve as alternative practices and precedents for policy change; second, the ways in which agencies of the local state develop policy and change planning; and third, the emergence of food networks at local and regional scales. Food justice movements provide grounded case studies of resistance to globalization through delinking strategies, citizen planning in relation to Toronto’s official plan, and new forms of democratic practice.


Gerda R. Wekerle “Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and Networks” Journal Of Planning Education and Research 4(2004):378-386.


Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and Networks