The following is a list of articles and resources for learning and unlearning, with a focus on food justice and food sovereignty issues.
Last updated: July 25, 2021
An introductory article discussing the history behind food justice, why it’s necessary, and today’s food justice movement.
by Rachel Carlile, Matthew Kessler and Tara Garnett of Table Explainer
An introductory guide explaining the historical background of food sovereignty, its evolving definitions, and key debates. Includes additional recommended resources for learning more about the dialogue behind food sovereignty.
By Kate Bradshaw
Explains how several food aid programs are improving local food systems and reducing waste.
by Sarah Wild of Horizon Magazine
A discussion of how the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global food system and potential solutions for resilience post-pandemic.
by Kristin Wartman of Civil Eats
Explains the necessity of creating dialogue about food inequality within the Black Lives Matter movement and its health impact on Black communities.
by Bread for the World
Analyzes the disproportionate impacts of food inequality on people of color, especially Black households. Includes a list of policies and programs that can tackle food justice with a racial equity lens.
by Kieran Shell
Discusses the issues of the food system and how several organizations in the Bay Area such as Planting Justice, Insight Garden, and Transform Your Yard are providing solutions through community farms and gardens.
by Race for Forward
A report on creating an equitable food system; identifies the intersection of food access, production, labor, and racial equity with potential policy solutions in mind.
by Civil Eats
A list of organizations who are working to support Black communities in strengthening food and access, and food justice.
by Leah Penniman of Yes Magazine
A short guide on how we can build an equitable food system without perpetuating racism and oppression.
Shows ways to support Bay Area food organizations, including volunteering and donating.
by Clare Salerno of Urban Institute
Discusses three strategies for advancing food sovereignty in the context of racial justice and the climate crisis.