This week’s emphasis was on food justice issues.
We spoke with the kids about the idea of food justice as a concept. We again pointed out that there are multiple kinds of justice. We asked them to speak about the different kinds of justice they know about and then see how they think food justice fits. We spoke with them briefly about food justice as a type of justice during Sandwich Day the time before last so some of them may had some ideas to share.
In general, there are a few areas of concern covered under this umbrella:
- Sourcing: fair trade, GMOs 1, 2 & 3, organic foods; agricultural waste 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
- Food deserts: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5; urban food, community supported agriculture
- Animal rights: this is especially topical, as CA has Prop 12 this election; UN guidelines on meat consumption 1, 2, & 3; vegetarianism varieties, feminist arguments, veganism 1 & 2
- Local: 1 & 2
We also mentioned our community’s efforts with regard to our garden and the work we do with the food pantry. They also discussed the impact of their own sandwich-making on Sandwich Days.