Food movement as a rhizome

An interesting article in the Briarpatch magazine blog about the food movement caught my eye today.

‘The rhizome can serve as a metaphor for the Canadian food movement – a decentralized network of diverse, self-organizing, interconnected initiatives with no identifiable beginning or end…

Over the past decade, food-related initiatives have proliferated in response to growing concerns about the corporate, industrial food system….

In the fall of 2010, researchers at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with provincial-level networks, conducted a survey of over 200 organizations working on food-related issues in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The study, which aimed to gather information about the relationships between network actors, confirmed a number of assumptions about the food movement….”continue reading here.

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