At present we (primarily) live, do research, and garden in Belgium and the UK respectively. We share great frustration over dogmas of good governance and “solutionism” coming from a new Green Revolution, which coupled with neoliberal economic policies and austerity, lead civil society organizations and researchers alike to set priorities by criteria of survival and adaptation in a time of growing precarity. In the midst of these transformations, urban food movements

are characterized by a strong focus on strategies of gender-, class-and race-blind individual behavioural change, universalism, and consumer oriented awarenessraising campaigns. Public debate and urban struggles that radically question root causes (such as the private and exclusive ownership of land and food commons) or that challenge strategies and incompatible choices in food systems are often marginalized. This is reflected in the weak imaginaries in large parts of the urban food movements (see Alkon and Agyeman, 2011 ; McClintock, 2014 ; Tornaghi, 2014 ) on the necessity and possibility of social transformation.