ABSTRACT

There has been a tendency within both the academic and activist literatures to treat food justice as primarily a matter of distributional disparities (Loo 2014). This chapter will argue that such a conception of food justice is limited and that creating or promoting equitable food systems requires attention to participative inequalities. Such is the case because there is reason to suspect that distributional injustices are related to barriers to fair participation on the part of marginalized communities in the governance of food.