In Solidarity with Protesting Indian Farmers from Canada.

This December, the Indian Government is putting into effect legislation that has the potential to drastically affect the livelihood of farmers all across the nation. Protests are currently being held by Indian farmers in opposition to the effects of the legislation, as they see the forthcoming changes as a devastating step backwards from their collectiveContinue reading “In Solidarity with Protesting Indian Farmers from Canada.”

Announcement: Full webinar recordings are available on the Feedingcity.org

As a part of this projects initiative we provide our fully recorded webinars on our youtube channel: Feeding City and our resource page at https://feedingcity.org/resources/ Watch full webinars below or click the link to watch it on youtube and subscribe to our channel for more relevant content. Webinar 1: Feeding the City Webinar: Urban Agriculture,Continue reading “Announcement: Full webinar recordings are available on the Feedingcity.org”

Impact of COVID-19 on Hawker Culture in Singapore by Lynne Chia

by Lynne Chia (Feeding City Team Alumni) On November 17, 2020, Singaporeans celebrated the news that local hawker food culture was one step closer to being inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.i This year, however,  has not been easy for this treasured facet of Singaporean society. Hawker food refers to cheap and delicious local foods sold at open-air centres across Singapore.Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on Hawker Culture in Singapore by Lynne Chia”

Article Highlight: No Papers, No Jobs: The New Street Vendors of Queens by New York Times

The New York Times has released a powerful piece recording the lives of undocumented immigrants of Queens, New York, who have turned to street vending to make ends meet in the midst of uncertainty exacerbated by COVID-19. The piece demonstrates the struggles street vendors face as well as the resiliency and ingenuity they have reliedContinue reading “Article Highlight: No Papers, No Jobs: The New Street Vendors of Queens by New York Times”

Organization Highlight: The Street Vendor Project by Hannah Klemmensen

It is important to take notice of the incredible work of people and groups around the world advocating for more just food systems. One such group is the Street Vendor Project, in New York City, which organizes around an important and often overlooked side of urban food systems: street vendors. Working in partnership with theContinue reading “Organization Highlight: The Street Vendor Project by Hannah Klemmensen”

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”

Food and Toronto’s Chinese Community through COVID-19 by Jackson Yue Bin Guo

In February, the traffic flow between the Pacific Mall and the Silver Star Blvd, a Chinese food mecca for the Greater Toronto Area, could be best described by a Chinese proverb: “Carriages flow like a stream and horses whinny like dragons”. The tasty kebabs, boiling hotpots, and hand-pulled noodles sold in the mall normally drewContinue reading “Food and Toronto’s Chinese Community through COVID-19 by Jackson Yue Bin Guo”

Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program

“Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do of George Brown College have just released Generating Success for Farm to School, a report that researches the benefits of farm to school. Its recommendations include instituting a universal healthy school food program across Canada, complemented with a farm to school approach.” This article is definitely worth a read, itContinue reading “Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program”

Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali

This article coming from Foodfirst.org highlights the various issues faced by both migrant food workers as well as local food workers. It highlights key points of interest such as: Free market Food Systems and Exploited Labor. Corporations, Worker Vulnerability, and Forced Labor Migration. Organized labor, Solidarity, and Resilience. All of which play an important roleContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali”

The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Why are they calling us ‘Heroes’? by Stella-Luna Ha

From being labelled ‘heroes’ and ‘essential workers’ to losing pay premiums in the midst of a crisis: What happens to frontline food workers when the pandemic is over?  I recently came across an article published in The Atlantic which has been on my mind. It voices the frustration of a frontline grocery store worker who is tired of being called a ‘hero’. The article’s title, Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better, strongly suggests that frontline workers, even as they are hailed as heroes, struggle with the challenge of making a living wage, andContinue reading “The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Why are they calling us ‘Heroes’? by Stella-Luna Ha”