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The Stop: How the fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement: Food Justice

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Food Justice

Food justice movement:  a movement that believes all communities, regardless of race or income, can have both increased access to healthy food and the power to influence a food system that prioritizes environment and human needs over corporate profits.  The food justice movement also stresses that the cultivation of food systems that are both environmentally sustainable and socially just requires addressing institutionalized racism and economic barriers to food access.  For example, communities of color and poor communities have time and again been denied access to the means of food production, and, due to both price and store location, often cannot access the diet advocated by the food movement.  Through food justice activism, low-income communities and communities of color seek to create local food systems that meet their own food needs.

Credits:
Alkon, Alison Hope., and Julian Agyeman. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2011. Print.

Dr. Melissa Ooten, Associate Director of the WILL Program, University of Richmond.