ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses conception of a food justice and promotes equitable food systems require attention to participative inequalities. It suspects distributional injustices related to barriers to fair participation on the part of marginalized communities in the governance of food. The chapter reviews the distinction between participative and distributive justice. It outlines two examples drawn from the environmental justice literature: the mistreatment of farmworkers, and the development of food deserts within inner cities and more remote rural locals. It concludes by paradigmatic cases of distributive injustice, in fact, cases of participative injustice, then those who concerned about food justice should consider how participation relevant to their work. The poor conditions of farmworkers involve low pay and limited access to goods such as shelter, health care, and education. In the case of food deserts the key problem attended to by activists and scholars is the distribution and availability of various food products relative to geographic location and socio-economic status.