Food Curriculum


Food Justice


Food Justice:

“Seeks to ensure that the benefits and risks of where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed and eaten are shared fairly.”

Food facts:

Nearly 1 billion people world-wide, and 1 in 6 Americans, have limited access to food. 16,000 children die every day from hunger.

Water: Every 20 seconds a child dies of water-related illness – a jumbo jet crashing every 4 hours.

America: Half of all American children will at some point during their childhood reside in a household that uses food stamps for a period of time.

The problem has not been a lack of food, but profound inequality of rich and poor.

Today and tomorrow the problem is also our failure to address global warming.

Food and Literature Course addressing Food Justice, Allen Webb

Wealth Inequality in America -- worse than you think and rapidly increasing:


Global Wealth Inequality -- even more troubling:


Climate Change

Drought is today the single most common cause of food shortages. Because of climate change, drought in the future is likely to even more drastically impact food production.

Palmer Drought Severity Index: -3 is severe drought.



Causes of climate change