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Food Justice by Mind Map: Food Justice

1. Social

1.1. Sharing of multiple quinoa seeds would infringe upon the indigenous people and their will to protect an important resource.

1.1.1. "For them, it’s about preserving the country’s identity and self-reliance."(Hamilton, 2014)

1.2. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

1.2.1. “..eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor”(Hyland, 2018)

1.2.2. This is a great start in fighting for employees rights and benefits. It has led to the formation of unions and worker-led organizations.

1.3. Black Panther Party

1.3.1. The programs the group formed were mentioned as 'survival' because it wasn't set as a permanent plan but a way for a revolution. They supplied shoes, education, and school breakfast programs. Jesse Jackson called the breakfast program “creative and revolutionary.” (Patel, 2008)

1.4. Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council’s (PMFPC)

1.4.1. The food justice movement is the meant to establish an inclusive and community-led system "It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities that exist within our food and economic systems." (Food Justice, 20

2. Environment

2.1. Community gardens

2.1.1. Free access to home-grown foods is beneficial to peoples health and well-being. Would allow homeless individuals to access food that isn't always readily available otherwise because of the lack on income. Food is a right not a priviledge

2.1.2. Black Panther Party

2.2. GMO foods

2.2.1. Allows for crop growth of genetically mutated plants to yield more food.

2.2.2. Has negative effects on the environment because of the use of pesticides needed to combat super weeds and insects.

2.2.3. Allows more access of fresh produce to lower income families because it isn't as expensive as foods labeled as 'organic'

2.3. Food imports allow for a larger diversity of edibles that individuals can access when they aren't grown locally.

2.3.1. However, with growing changes in climate, these imported foods can/will have a negative effect on availability. "Approximately 76% of the water used in the UK fruit and vegetable supply chain is drawn elsewhere.." (Khoury et al, 2020) "The merger of the UK’s Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office makes it all the more imperative that trade aligns with international development, delivering nutritional security and environmental sustainability not just for the UK but also the countries and communities it sources from"(Khoury et al, 2020)

2.4. The growing of quinoa allows individuals to use otherwise useless or barren land. It can thrive in highly acidic soil with little to no nutrients.

2.4.1. "..Thunupa and ascended back into the sky, along the path she had walked grew a nutritious new crop that could withstand drought and cold."(Hamilton, 2014)

3. Economic

3.1. The growth of quinoa is an opportunity for the local farmers in Altiplano which contributed to the return and flourishment of the locals.

3.1.1. "..he devoted himself to creating an international market for the crop." (Hamilton, 2014)

3.2. Fair Food Program

3.2.1. "We are building a road forward, and we will never go back." (Don Jose, 2018)

3.2.2. This program is an integral part of maintaining the agricultural system and the workers that tend to it. Manual labor is time intensive and a strain on the body. The workers DESERVE humane wages and working conditions. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “..eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor” (Hyland, 2018) Profits drive behavior, which usually leads to exploiting workers by not providing livable wages. The SDGs goals are to support the workers and give them the support they deserve.