Start Date: April 1, 2016
Theme: Sustainable Food Systems
Legacies of Tangled Routes: Intercultural and Intergenerational Exchange of Women Transforming the Food System
This outreach project is a result of the PI's two previous SSHRC funded projects that focused on women food chain workers from Mexico to Canada. The original research resulted in two books, an edited anthology on Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1990) and Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (1st edition 2002, in Spanish 2007, and 2nd edition 2009). This follow-through initiative aims to provide a meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas as well as an opportunity to further examine the dynamic relationship between production and consumption, work and technology, health and environment, bio-diversity and cultural diversity in the global food chain movement.