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Food Justice

Food justice refers to the efforts to understand and combat the intersections between inequalities of race, class, gender, and national status, and the production, distribution, and consumption of food. According to the organization Just Food, food justice is “communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat [food that is] fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals.” Detroit’s D-Town Farmers additionally emphasize that those communities that have been most marginalized by the agribusiness system need to “lead the movement to provide food for the members of their community” (White, 2010, p. 204). This entry provides an overview of both the concept of food justice and the movement to achieve it.

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