April 28th 2021 is National Stop Food Waste Day. In this article I discuss why I have issues with the emphasis on recovering food distracting us from the larger issues of food justice.
Category: Food systems
Farmworkers’ rights, CAFOs, and acres of monocropping fresh produce is an indication of how unnaturally we grow mass produce food and causes foodborne illness.
Part 5 from my conversation with Wayne Roberts is about what he saw as the future of the food system.
When Wayne started his food systems work, scientists were quite hostile to the changes he wanted to do. He was also critical of their extractive thinking.
Food is in the public interest because poor diets, due to food high in fat, salt and sugar, lead to chronic health problems. Why don’t we do more about making our food system nutritious?
Part 2 from my interview with Wayne Roberts discussing how food is seen as a local issue, even though it isn’t really
Back in August 2020, I was fortunate to interview Wayne Roberts, before he unexpectedly passed away in January, for my book, Food Science and Food Systems: A Call for Change. I was delighted when he agreed because I found his perspective on the food system refreshing. In part 1 I share what we discussed about how to think about food.
Two recent reports show that our food system needs help. Read more in this blog post.
This article explores what the responsibilities are in food businesses. Do they have an obligation to make sure employees are safe? What about animal welfare?
These are both issues that concern me as I am concerned that we are seeing that big US meat companies do not really care about either.
I’m looking at food justice to find my personal definition.