|Are food politics a form of environmental politics? Food justice has a strong regional dimension. Efforts are underway to localize food growing and processing. What are the strengths and limits of localizing food sources. Can the localization of food help climate change, improve health, create jobs? What are the politics of food?|
Assigned ReadingGottlieb, Robert and Anupama Joshi (2010) Food justice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Intro, plus chaps 6-10.
Donald, Betsy, et al. 2010. "Re-regionalizing the food system?" Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 3:171-175. 2012/re-regionalizing the food system.pdf
Kneafsey, Moya. 2010. "The region in food—important or irrelevant?" Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 3:177-190. 2012/region in food.pdf
Pezzoli, Keith, Michael Hibbard, and Laura Huntoon. 2009. "Introduction to Symposium: Is Progressive Regionalism an Actionable Framework for Critical Planning Theory and Practice?" Journal of Planning Education and Research 28:336-340. 2012/JPER-Symposium-2009.pdfWatch Food Inc., and use the Food Justice Framework to analyze its message: http://www.foodincmovie.com/index.php
Carbon footprint study: Access video on the Global ARC website: click here.
Urban-rural roundtable: http://vimeo.com/channels/234279
Bioregional Initiatives (emphasis on food): http://vimeo.com/channels/206258
Food Justice Forum: http://www.theglobalarc.org/index.php/programs/convergence_detail/food_justice_forum
Michael Pollan: The omnivore's next dilemma http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQPN1O03z8I&feature=youtu.be