Understanding food sovereignty’s role has the power to help shape the future of food.
In this panel, moderated by Philip Loring, Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society, we uncovered issues that affect people’s right to food. We learned more about Indigenous food sovereignty and were encouraged to consider our relationship to the land we live on and our food. The discussions also emphasized the issue many people have, especially marginalized communities, with accessing food and that decision makers and all of us must do more to ensure people in Canada and across the world can access food they need.
This panel featured:
- Hansel Igbavboa, Filmmaker, Photographer and Right to Food Campaign Coordinator, FoodShare and Black Youth Farming Collective
- Loren Cardeli, Co-Founder and Executive Director, A Growing Culture
- Adrianne Xavier, Acting Director of the Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University
This session also included an interview with Michelle Week, Owner, x̌ast sq̓it (Good Rain) farm.