Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette

In its simplest form, the field of critical food studies examines where food comes from and how people relate to the food that they eat. However, to confine critical food studies to such simplistic terms would be a significant disservice to the ever-evolving field. The systems through which food is produced, distributed, and consumed are subject to constant change, as they intersect with the formal andContinue reading “Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette”

World Food Day Highlight: Centering Justice in Canada’s Food System By Madeleine Frechette

October 16, 2020 was World Food Day, an annual event established by the United Nations with the aim of increasing awareness of various food issues facing the global community, such as world hunger and poverty, and inspiring strategies for the betterment of the global food system and solutions for lasting change. Unlike previous World FoodContinue reading “World Food Day Highlight: Centering Justice in Canada’s Food System By Madeleine Frechette”

Helping Farmers in Crisis: Agricultural Sector Left Unsupported During COVID-19 Pandemic By: Madeleine Frechette

Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified long-standing vulnerabilities within Canada’s food system. News reports have highlighted, for example, grocery stores’ struggles to keep certain items stocked, livestock herds being culled in huge numbers due to bottlenecks at meat processing plants, and produce sitting wasting in farmers’ fields due to restaurant closuresContinue reading “Helping Farmers in Crisis: Agricultural Sector Left Unsupported During COVID-19 Pandemic By: Madeleine Frechette”