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A hunger for urgency: from food charity to food solidarity

Professor Michael Classens (School of the Environment)

In this presentation I attend to the urgency of food insecurity and hunger - rates of which have risen dramatically since the beginning of the global pandemic. I outline how in Canada, the Federal Government has approached this crisis by doubling down on neoliberal and corporatized charity. Finally, I discuss the promise of several paradigms that can help re-frame how we think about food and inform more effective ways of eliminating food insecurity and hunger.