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LASA Panel AGR 068 Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy

May 26, 2021 | 09:00 AM
  • Chair: Renata Motta (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Discussant: Thais Tartalha Lombardi (UFABC)
  • Session Organizer: Marco Antonio Teixeira (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Food justice, Covid-19, and intersectional inequalities. A comparison of newspaper articles from Brazil and Germany
      Carolin Kueppers (Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Latin America Studies)
  • German and Latin American food movements. An examination of alliance building and good food narratives
      Madalena Meinecke (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Mulheres do campo, da floresta e das águas no Brasil: ativismo em tempos de crise política e pandemia
      Eryka Danyelle Silva Galindo (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Food Justice Movements in rural areas: a comparative analysis of the beliefs and rationales on food justice in Chile and Germany
      Mariana Calcagni (Freie Universität Berlin)

“How are we going to feed the world?” This question is the subject of heated debates, with different interests competing to shape the agrarian present and futures. Social mobilisation for food justice targets the issue of access to food and arises out of various conflicts related to how and what kind of food is produced, distributed and consumed. Consequently, food movements have increasingly gained public interest. They provide alternative ways on how to navigate the politics of the current system. The research group “Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy” looks into social mobilisation targeted at injustices in the food system. Combining theoretical perspectives on intersectional and global inequalities with social movement research on food justice, the project aims to analyze challenges and solutions both in Europe (with focus on Germany) and in Latin America (focusing on Brazil). In this panel we will present first findings from our collaborative research (surveys, documents, participant observations and interviews). We will address a variety of questions such as: What are the main justice claims against inequalities in the food system that mobilize people in different world regions? What were impacts of the corona crisis on food systems and food justice? How are food, climate and gender justice intertwined? What are similarities and differences between Brazil and Germany?

Sponsors: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Wednesday 26 May - 9:00AM - 10:45 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))