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  1. Carolyn Sachs, Patricia Allen, A. Rachel Terman, Jennifer Hayden & Christina Hatcher (2013). Front and Back of the House: Socio-Spatial Inequalities in Food Work. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values:1-15.
    Work on farms and in restaurants is characterized by highly gendered and racialized divisions of labor, low wages, and persistent inequalities. Gender, race, and ethnicity often determine the spaces where people work in the food system. Although some research focuses on gendered divisions of labor in restaurants and on farms, few efforts look more broadly at intersectional inequalities in food work. Our study examines how inequality is perpetuated through restaurant and farm work in the United States and, specifically, how gender (...)
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  2. Patricia Allen (2008). Mining for Justice in the Food System: Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 25 (2):157-161.
    Despite much popular interest in food issues, there remains a lack of social justice in the American agrifood system, as evidenced by prevalent hunger and obesity in low-income populations and exploitation of farmworkers. While many consumers and alternative agrifood organizations express interest in and support social justice goals, the incorporation of these goals into on-the-ground alternatives is often tenuous. Academics have an important role in calling out social justice issues and developing the critical thinking skills that can redress inequality in (...)
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  3. C. Clare Hinrichs & Patricia Allen (2008). Selective Patronage and Social Justice: Local Food Consumer Campaigns in Historical Context. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 21 (4):329-352.
    In the early 2000s, the development of local food systems in advanced industrial countries has expanded beyond creation and support of farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture farms and projects to include targeted Buy Local Food campaigns. Non-governmental groups in many U.S. places and regions have launched such campaigns with the intent of motivating and directing consumers toward more local food purchasing in general. This article examines the current manifestations and possibilities for social justice concerns in Buy Local Food campaigns, (...)
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  4. Patricia Allen & Julie Guthman (2006). From “Old School” to “Farm-to-School”: Neoliberalization From the Ground Up. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 23 (4):401-415.
    Farm-to-school (FTS) programs have garnered the attentions and energies of people in a diverse array of social locations in the food system and are serving as a sort of touchstone for many in the alternative agrifood movement. Yet, unlike other alternative agrifood initiatives, FTS programs intersect directly with the long-established institution of the welfare state, including its vestiges of New Deal farm programs and public entitlement. This paper explores how FTS is navigating the liminal terrain of public and private initiative, (...)
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  5. Patricia Allen & Martin Kovach (2000). The Capitalist Composition of Organic: The Potential of Markets in Fulfilling the Promise of Organic Agriculture. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 17 (3):221-232.
    Observers of agriculture and theenvironment have noted the recent remarkable growth ofthe organic products industry. Is it possible for thisgrowth in the organics market to contribute toprogressive environmental and social goals? From theperspective of green consumerism, the organics marketis a powerful engine for positive change because itpromotes greater environmental awareness andresponsibility among producers and consumers alike.Given its environmental benefits and its ability touse and alter capitalist markets, organic agricultureis currently a positive force for environmentalism.Still, there are contradictions between organic idealsand (...)
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  6. Patricia Allen (1999). Reweaving the Food Security Safety Net: Mediating Entitlement and Entrepreneurship. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 16 (2):117-129.
    The American food system has produced both abundance and food insecurity, with production and consumption dealt with as separate issues. The new approach of community food security (CFS) seeks to re-link production and consumption, with the goal of ensuring both an adequate and accessible food supply in the present and the future. In its focus on consumption, CFS has prioritized the needs of low-income people; in its focus on production, it emphasizes local and regional food systems. These objectives are not (...)
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  7. Carolyn E. Sachs & Patricia L. Allen (1992). The Poverty of Sustainability: An Analysis of Current Positions. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 9 (4):29-35.
    A short time ago the idea of sustainable agriculture was accepted only at the extreme margins of the U. S. agricultural systems. Although sustainability has now become a major theme of many U. S. agricultural groups, there remains much under-explored terrain in the meaning of sustainable agriculture. A thorough examination of who and what we want to sustain and how we can sustain them is critical if sustainable agriculture is to be a practical improvement over conventional agriculture. In order to (...)
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