The Food Justice Movement is described as a grassroots initiative that promotes healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods. [1] This community action can come in the form of healthy eating options, food drives, and much more. Food justice is also closely connected with concepts like Sustainable Agriculture , Slow Food Systems, and Food sovereignty .

Research and theory

There is a plethora of research pertaining to community gardens, urban farming, and their impact on local communities. [2] The literature tries to connect the activities of community and urban agricultural projects to social, health, and economic outcomes. However, due to the overwhelming lack of diversity in the world of food justice, a new concept of just sustainability [1] has been proposed. To address the importance of organic farming in the context of food production and the use of food, a more multi-cultural and intersectional approach is suggested that includes the narratives of historically marginalized communities. [1]

See also

  • Food Security
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Slow Food
  • Food sovereignty
  • Fair Trade
  • Fair Food Program
  • Agroecology


  1. ^ Jump up to:c Alkon, AH; Agyeman, J. (2011). Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability . Cambridge, Mass .: MIT Press. ISBN  9780262516327 .
  2. Jump up^ Golden, Sheila (November 13, 2013). Urban Agriculture Impacts: Social, Health, and Economic – A Literature Review. UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program .