Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Overcoming the divides

“The ‘Food Movement’ is a movement of well-fed, affluent, liberal/left elitist Westerners who think with their emotions rather than their brains,” writes Huffpost “super user” under the screenname Cybernia. Cybernia is not alone in voicing this criticism. In Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability, the editors write, “[The food movement] consists of a group […]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Marching in the face of status

Over spring break I joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in the last legs of their celebration of the New Day for farm workers, the 200-mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food. According to their website: The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs […]

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Elites Going Back on the System?

As part of several student groups dealing with food on Tufts Campus, I found Peggy Barlett’s piece in American Anthropologist, “Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement,” to be very interesting. She argues that campus food projects are powerful spaces to test ideas and ideals about alternative food systems. But something I’ve been grappling with […]