Marco Antonio Teixeira as lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Polenzo

Marco Antonio Teixeira gave a lecture on “Food Justice, Activism, and Social Movements” as part of the Master of Gastronomy: Word Food Cultures and Mobility at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Polenzo during the academic year of 2022-2023.

Food politics are shaped by economic, social, political, cultural, political, and environmental injustices and inequities, which is why food production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and waste are becoming increasingly politicized. Various actors compete to replicate or modify food systems. There is disagreement among people who struggle for transformation on how transformation should be shaped and how to win it. Social movements—here referred to as food movements—identify injustices and inequalities in food politics and work diligently to change them. Without losing sight of its core purpose and mission—the defense of rural workers and family farmers—the course integrates several strands of theorization and research on food movements and their potential to change food politics.

Marco Antonio Teixeira divided the seminar in two parts: first, “the concepts, alternatives, and scales of action of food movements” and second, “Food movements and socioenvironmental justice”.