Hungry for change: The Sydney food fairness alliance

Frances Parker, Elizabeth Morgan*

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Abstract

The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is one of a growing number of nascent food movements in Australia to have emerged out of concern for the country's food future, as well as the deleterious effect the present food system is having on its citizens' health and the continent's fragile environment. The Alliance's structure and activities clearly position it as a new social movement (NSM) engaged in collective action on a specific issue, in this instance, food security/justice, and operating outside the political sphere while aiming to influence and affect societal change. Food security as a human right lies at the heart of the Alliance's philosophy, and equitable, sustainable food policies for New South Wales are a core focus of its advocacy work. The authors argue that the Alliance is a distinctive food movement in that it positions itself as an umbrella organization representing a wide range of stakeholders in the food system. This chapter reflects on the values, achievements, issues of concern, strengths and weaknesses, and future of the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages113-128
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781461444848
ISBN (Print)1461444837, 9781461444831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

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