Beth Cloughton is a qualitative researcher, currently completing her PhD research in collaboration with a community food service in Glasgow, Scotland. Using ethnography, she has spent over two years volunteering, participating, and learning alongside those who make up the space. During her PhD, Beth has also freelanced with Scotland’s national anti-poverty organisation, Scottish Women’s Budget… Read More

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The Canadian Association for Food Studies published its Volume 9, Number 3 journal issue on October, 10, 2022. This issue explores the nexus of education, food, and youth with a particular focus on school food programs across Canada. Other topics covered in this issue include the impacts of COVID-19 on Manitoba’s charitable food sector and… Read More

Globalising Food Systems Only Aggravates Hunger

Feeding City Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Siera Vercilo wrote an opinion based piece for Al Jazeera. This article explores the increased rate of global hunger resulting from the coexisting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. To address this concerning trend, particularly in the context of famine in Africa, the US government and large-scale… Read More

summary by Hannah Klemmensen, Junior Researcher The University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute has just released their Food System Summit Dialogue Report; a compilation of the key insights revealed during 3 food system dialogues organized by the institute this winter. The three dialogues focused on strategies to center agriculture in green economic recovery planning, the… Read More

Trent University has published a new community report, titled “From Crisis to Continuity: A community response to local food systems challenges in, and beyond the days of COVID-19”.  This study heard from Peterborough-area residents and food support organizations regarding the ways that residents have been accessing and engaging with food during the pandemic- and how… Read More

Scarborough is not only home to the Feeding the City project (via the University of Toronto Scarborough), but it is also home to a wide range of incredible restaurants. In this podcast episode, Radiyah Chowdhury discusses Scarborough’s food scene, its history, and its tentative future that is precarious as a result of both the pandemic… Read More TAKE ACTION FOR HEALTHY FOOD WITH A SINGLE CLICK: The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that school food is an essential public good, just like K-12 education and healthcare. Everyone needs access to good food to be healthy, particularly children and youth, and we need strong and resilient food systems to keep us safe. Building… Read More