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Food Justice

Hungry for more? Monitor resource list

Our favourite books, podcasts and articles exploring issues related to decolonizing the food justice movement, dismantling anti-fat bias and more!

Settler work: Answering the call

Digging into reconciliation, the TRC calls to action and the role of settlers in repairing harm

First do no harm? Weight stigma by the numbers

Decolonizing the food justice movement also requires us to examine the deeply held anti-fat biases that permeate many of these spaces. The Monitor Index details how deep this bias goes and how damaging it is.

Learning to raise and cook food from nana, not a book

Bress 'n' Nyam and the Black farmers who are returning to the countryside to steward the land.

Anti-Black racism in Canada’s food sector

Black food is inextricably linked to Black freedom.

Canadian landlords can be hostile to African food

In July 2019, I and two Black African friends settled into a new apartment in Ottawa. I quickly guessed that our “African food” would become a racial tinder box.

It’s time to decolonize food

Decolonizing food means much more than being choosy about where you harvest and source your meats and veggies. It’s about being aware that every decision you make has an effect on everything, including what you choose to put in your body.

From rebels to hipsters: Former FARC guerrillas turn to craft beer

Following the historic ceasefire accord of June 2016, former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have faced stigma when reintegrating into Colombia's formal economy. One solution? Microbrewing.

Back to basics

When it comes to how we approach food programming, we're in dire need of a cultural overhaul.

The gentrification of food: A Mexican example

Mexico City’s Pujol is considered by international critics as one of Mexico’s most prestigious restaurants. But Enrique Olvera has built his prestige upon the appropriation of traditional Mesoamerican ingredients, making his dishes palatable to mainly white and international audiences.

Demanding justice: Can trade policy be fair?

What role can international trade agreements play in combatting climate change and closing gender gaps?

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