20 Food Justice - ES1004/20FoodJustice 20/04/201111:08:00

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ES 10 04/20 Food Justice 20/04/2011 11:08:00 Most of justice throughout the 20 th  century had to do with farm labor Exploitation of agricultural labor and the bracero program. In the 70s, justice for small farmers became an important concern More recently, late 80s/early 90s, justice for eaters in general came up Now, specific eaters in food deserts The idea that our gaining ascendancy in the US in our approach to food is very  flawed. The ideas are appalling.  Historians and humanists look back at contempt with governments that were  responsible for millions of death in the 18 th -19 th  centuries What is not causing justice issues Scarcity of food and/or inadequate production of food is not an issue o We waste 20-30% of what we produce and all the inputs that go into  that o The better focus of attention is food prices, access to food, and  entitlements Malthus o An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798-1826) o Hunger is caused by scarcity o Population growth gets checked by famine and disease; that is good  because the catastrophes that awaited rapidly growing populations as 
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ES 10 taught by Professor Kondolf during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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