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JAFSCD-Cover-Volume5-Issue4-LoResJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 5, Issue 4 / Summer 2015

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)


This issue features commentaries submitted in response to our call for commentaries on the topic of race and ethnicity in food systems work. 

On the cover: The hands of the Freedom Farmers Market's elder, Ms. Mattie, as she participates in the market's pea-shelling contest in Oakland, California. See Decolonizing a Food System: Freedom Farmers Market as a Place for Resistance and Analysis (to be published soon in this issue). (Photo by Adrionna Fike; used with permission)


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1 Guest Editorial: Working with Indigenous Peoples to Foster Sustainable Food Systems
Kent Mullinix


1 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Ethnicity and the War on Big Food
John Ikerd

General Commentary

1 Reviving Farming Interest in the Philippines Through Agricultural Entrepreneurship Education
Andrea Santiago and Fernando Roxas

Open Call Papers

1 Potential National Economic Benefits of Food Insecurity and Nutrition Incentives of the Agricultural Act of 2014
Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer
2 Unraveling the Differences between Organic and Non-Organic Thai Rice Farmers' Environmental Views and Perceptions of Well-being
Alexander Harrow Kaufman

Commentaries on Race and Ethnicity

1 Critical Food Systems Education and the Question of Race
David Meek and Rebecca Tarlau
2 To the American Food Justice Movements: A Critique That Is Also an Offering
Marcelo Felipe Garzo Montalvo
3 Diversity Education at Land-Grant Universities from the Perspective of a Female Student of Color
Olivia A. Peña
4 The Food Movement: Growing White Privilege, Diversity, or Empowerment?
Kelly Moore and Marilyn E. Swisher
5 Valuing All Knowledges Through an Expanded Definition of Access
Kareem M. Usher
6 The Food System Should Unite Us, Not Divide Us
Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Ricardo Salvador
7 Beyond Inclusion: Toward an Anti-colonial Food Justice Praxis
Lauren Kepkiewicz, Michael Chrobok, Madeline Whetung, Madelaine Cahuas, Jina Gill, Sam Walker, and Sarah Wakefield
8 A Community Engagement Case Study of the Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market
Erica Satin-Hernandez and Lisa Robinson
9 Organizing the New Food Labor Movement: From Neoliberal Alternatives to Worker-based Justice
Billy Hall
10 Lost in Translation: Delivering Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Interventions to Hispanic Populations
Ivette Valenzuela
11 Race, Ethnicity, and the Promise of “Good Food” for Michigan: A Three-voice Commentary
Rich Pirog, Kaitlin Koch, and Anel Guel
12 Race, Food, and Borders: Situating Migrant Struggle in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Levi Gahman, Elise Hjalmarson, Robyn Bunn, Amy Cohen, and Edna Terbasket
13 Alternative Agrifood Projects in Communities of Color: A Civic Engagement Perspective
Glennon Sweeney, Christy Rogers, Casey Hoy, Jill K. Clark, Kareem Usher, Kip Holley, and Colleen Spees
14 Solidarity and Sweat Equity: For Reciprocal Food Justice Research
Joshua Sbicca


1 Notes from an Intentional Farm Community
Gregory Zimmerman
2 A Portrait of American Farmers
Kathlee Freeman

Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.


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