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Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System: Fifth Edition

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This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for the food system practitioner, researcher, and educator. Structural racism in the United States has been defined as the “normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantage whites while producing cumulative and chronic outcomes for people of color.”



Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice

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The Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice as part of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (cban) is an organization that strives to promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action, researching, and providing information to government for policy development.

Feeding My Family

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The majority of people in the Northern Regions of North America are carrying enormous burdens, and are trying our best with limited means and resources to feed our families and to build a more sustainable future. We face complex challenges, systemic barriers and a slew of compounding factors that affect all living costs.

No One is Illegal

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No One Is Illegal (NOII) is a loosely connected international network of antiracist groups and religious asylum initiatives that represents non-resident immigrants who stay illegally and are at risk of deportation. The network has started a campaign and held rallies to bring wider attention to the situation of refugees. A NOII collective of organizations is established in a number of Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, and London.

Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society - CAERS

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The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society grew out of the attempts by a number of social activists and academics to organize farm workers in British Columbia, Canada. CAERS provides expertise and research to provide strategic advice and direction.

Yale's Food and Sustainable Agriculture Podcast


This collection features Yale faculty and distinguished speakers talking about food policy, agriculture and sustainability. Featured podcasts also come from the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Real Food Challenge Resources

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The Real Food Challenge leverages the power of youth and universities to create a healthy, fair and green food system.

In Every Community A Place For Food: The Role of the Community Food Centre in Building a Local, Sustainable, and Just Food System

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The paper lays out the principles that animate The Stop’s programs and that have supported its expansion. The authors propose a three-year plan moving toward replication, including a joint private-public funding strategy, a pilot phase,and the development of an umbrella organization to help resource and oversee the founding of a network of community food centres across Ontario.

Guidance Note: Integrating the RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD into food and nutrition security programmes report

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This publication is the result of two years of collaboration between FAO’s Integrated Food Security Support Service (TCSF) and the Right to Food Team in the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA). This tool builds a bridge between the normative dimensions of the right to food and practical work on programme design, implementation and monitoring at the country level.

Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)

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Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer run political non-profit collective comprised of activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of colour) based in Toronto, Ontario, and now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are engaged in this work alongside our personal commitments and numerous social justice struggles.

Report on Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011

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Almost 3.9 million Canadians experienced some level of food insecurity in 2011. This marks an increase of over 450,000 people since 2008. It includes 1.1 million children living in households that have worried about running out of food, made compromises in the quality of their diets, ate less than they felt they should, and possibly gone without eating, all because they did not have the money to buy more food.

Lived experience of food insecurity

Food insecurity in Canada is measured at the level of the household, but it is most profoundly experienced at the level of the individual. PROOF offers articles and research on the lived experience of food insecurity. More information on PROOF at:


We are an interdisciplinary, internationally-based group of researchers, working with knowledge users in the public sector and national non-governmental organizations on a five-year research program funded by CIHR. The goal of this research program is to identify attributes of effective policy approaches to improve household food insecurity in Canada. PROOF involves the participation of the University of Toronto, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Calgary, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Canada Without Poverty

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Canada Without Poverty seeks to eradicate poverty in Canada for the benefit of all by educating Canadians about the human and financial cost of poverty, and by identifying public policy solutions.

Community Food Centres Canada

Community Food Centres Canada provides ideas, resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada so they can establish responsive, financially stable Community Food Centres. These centres work to bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. With our partners and communities, we are working toward a healthy and fair food system.

Food ARC

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The Food Action Research Centre or FoodARC is a research centre at Mount Saint Vincent University committed to research and action to build food security in Nova Scotia and beyond. FoodARC's projects and activities are grounded in four pillars: research, building capacity, sharing knowledge, and advocacy and policy change.

The Stop

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The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality.