Food justice

Clíodhna Mulhern asks: ‘Food justice – what does that mean?’

‘Food justice – what does that mean?’ | Photo: Ralph . / flickr CC.

In a decade of working with groups of committed Friends on sustainable living at Woodbrooke and elsewhere, there is one issue guaranteed to bring the room to an uncomfortable silence: food.

The question of the food we eat – and the mountain of injustices loaded into our shopping trolleys and onto our dinner plates every day – is immensely hard to broach and difficult to talk about without being immobilised by guilt, shame or defensiveness.

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