Lexicon of Sustainability
Watchword: Food Justice

Watchword: Food Justice

To draw attention to the best and brightest ideas in sustainability, the Lexicon of Sustainability's Food List project defines the words that are integral to a healthy, transparent, and accountable food system. Each week, we explore a new word through artwork, films, recipes, and written works. See all Food List words here. 

Food Day (October 24th, 2014) is about Food Justice. It's about activating people around issues of food security, and it's a call to action to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference in our food system.

To put it even more simply, Food Day:

  • Promotes safer, healthier diets
  • Supports sustainable and organic farms
  • Aims to reduce hunger and improves food access
  • Petitions to reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals
  • Supports fair working conditions for food and farm workers

Join the movement! Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system.

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How do you plan to participate in Food Day? What aspects of food justice are most important to you? Tell us in the comments below, and follow us for more on Food Day 2014 throughout the week.

For the past three years, the Lexicon of Sustainability has sought out the foremost practitioners of sustainability in food and farming to gain their insights and experiences on this important subject. What began as a photography project to spread their knowledge has grown to include short films, study guides, traveling shows, a book, and a website where people can add their own terms to this ever-evolving lexicon. See more at www.lexiconofsustainability.com.

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