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More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Garrett Broad

Abstract

The industrial food system has created a crisis in the United States that is characterized by abundant food for privileged citizens and “food deserts” for the historically marginalized. In response, food justice activists based in low-income communities of color have developed community-based solutions, arguing that activities like urban agriculture, nutrition education, and food-related social enterprises can drive systemic social change. Focusing on the work of several food justice groups—including Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles organization founded as the nonprofit arm of ... More

Keywords: industrial food system, urban agriculture, nutrition education, social enterprise, food justice groups, low-income community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520287440
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287440.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garrett Broad, author
Fordham University