Does the "food movement" include farmers and ranchers?
By evaluating what counts as “food movement” activity, we are able to identify organizations and events engaging with its themes. Additionally, it gives us a framework through which to evaluate in what ways and to what extent farmers and ranchers adhere to similar themes, and whether they use the same language, occupy the same social spaces, or participate in the same dialogues as food movement actors who engage from urban/consumer/intellectual domains. This summer I am primarily focusing on interviewing food movement organizers and thought leaders to explore their perceptions of social inclusion of rural farmers within their organizations and dialogues.
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- Major: Environmental Economics and Policy
- Mentor: Kathryn De Master, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management