What is the Food Justice Movement?
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” - James Baldwin
The Food Justice Movement envisions a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, animals, or the environment. It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities people face within our current food, economic, political, and social systems based upon their race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, citizenship status, ability, religion, or community status. Food Justice activists seek to participate in the establishment of healthy, diverse, resilient, and flourishing communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food.
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” - Wendell Berry