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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”

Feeding The City: Pandemic & Beyond

Would the food system be able to feed a large city like Toronto if it were to experience large-scale system shock? Once a hypothetical question of food system scholars, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the foundations of urban provisioning. This project tracks how food growers and buyers, community food providers, and civil society organizations inContinue reading “Feeding The City: Pandemic & Beyond”

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