Against the Grain

Food Activism and Farmworkers

If the goal is a socially just food system, is it enough for consumers to vote with their forks, or for food activism to focus on urban areas and concerns? Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern says we need to shift the focus from consumer-led food initiatives to movements led by farmworkers and supported by consumers. She finds the activities of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers particularly instructive and inspiring. (Encore presentation.)

Alkon and Guthman, eds., The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action University of California Press, 2017

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