FOOD AND RACIAL INJUSTICE
We want to do more to bring racial justice to the centre of food systems. A small but important action we can take is to share some resources about racial justice and food systems that we have found useful/ relevant and to encourage others to use them.
Online papers (UK):
Invisible Women: Hunger, poverty, racism and gender in the UK. Deirdre Woods (2019)
Healthy eating in UK minority ethnic households: influences and way forward. Chowbey, Punita and Harrop, Deborah (2016).
The REACH Community Health Project has published some papers on eating and health of minority groups in Scotland, e.g. Community Food and Health Initiatives with Minority Ethnic Communities in Scotland – A Mapping Study.
All in it Together? Community Food Aid in a Multi-Ethnic Context. Journal of Social Policy, July 2017.
Online papers (USA):
Dismantling Racism in the Food System. Food First, Winter-spring 2016.
Food Solutions New England 21-day challenge on racial equity, 2020. Most of the series is on racial justice more generally, but see days 3, 4 and 16 in particular for links to resources on food [we as a team have done this challenge in 2021 and have found it very useful]
Race in the study of food. Rachel Slocum, 2011.
Building the case for Racial Equity in the Food System. Center for Social Inclusion, 2014.
The color of food. Applied Research Center, 2011.
Also see the list of organisations, papers and articles compiled by Anti-Racist Table in 2013.
Books on US food and racial justice:
The Color of Food: stories of race, resilience and farming, by Natasha Bowens (2015)
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability, ed. Alison Alkon (2011).
Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation. Leah Penniman, 2018.
Books on UK food and race:
Sugar: the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity. James Walvin, 2018.
The hungry empire: how Britain’s quest for food shaped the modern world. Lizzie Collingham, 2017.
The Life and Times of Albert Makaula-White, an African Farmer in Kent 1904-1937. Marika Sherwood, Savannah Press, 2012.
Land in our Names: two videos on race, farming and land ownership.
Interview with James Walvin in the Food Systems Academy, 2020.
Sustainable Food Places webinar on anti-racism in the UK food sector, 17 Sept 2020.
covid-19 and food systems
Coronavirus: rationing based on health, equity and decency now needed – food system expert, Tim Lang in The Conversation
Corvid-19: The Food Dimension, BBC Radio 4, The Food Programme
Coronavirus and Food: Your Questions Answered, BBC Radio 4, The Food Programme
Dignity in Practice: Learning, tools & guidance for community food providers Nourish Scotland on the need to consider dignity in emergency responses
Coronavirus Food Alert, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
Resources and tools for food enterprises in response to Covid-19 Open Food Network UK
Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s Road to Renewal, sharing stories emerging from COVID-19
Forum for the Future, COVID-19 Content Hub
How is your enterprise responding to COVID-19? The Open Food Network UK
Sustainable Food Places COVID-19 digest (with guidance for food markets)
Hubbub’s report State of the Nation’s plate showcasing how COVID-19 is changing our eating habits in the UK.
Survey results showing the impacts of COVID-19 on food, commissioned by the RSA’s Food, Farming & Countryside Commission, The Food Foundation, King’s College London, and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity
Eating Better analysis on 5 things COVID-19 has told us about food systems in the UK
Farming through a pandemic: time for a rethink by Growing Communities
Inspiring stories and insight – GENERAL
Understanding New Power Harvard Business Review
Net Zero The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming Committee on Climate Change
Voices from the field: can farmers champion health? Food Research Collaboration
Field Guide to the Future RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission
‘Everyone at the table’ – Food Policy for Canada
Lessons from France: world leader on sustainable food and farming. A report of the Food Ethics Council Business Forum
Lesson on food sustainability from Denmark. A report of the Food Ethics Council Business Forum
Understanding systemS change
Systems Behaviour Lankelly Chase