TitleWhose right to (farm) the city? Race and food justice activism in post-Katrina New Orleans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPassidomo, C.
JournalAgriculture and Human Values
Volume31
Issue3
Pagination385-396
KeywordsAgriculture and Forestry
Abstract

The right of peoples to develop their own agricultural system and policies is the mission of the food sovereignty movement.  Proponents of this movement suggest a visionary and holistic solution to the obstacles related to food and social justice.  While the discourses surrounding food sovereignty seem theoretically sound, Passidomo conducts and analysis to determine how this movement corresponds with the concerns and beliefs of low-income communities of color.  She also seeks to determine whether this view serves to help or hinder existing efforts to eliminate hunger, racism, and expand social justice.