Food Justice

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to slow the spread of the disease have highlighted the inequities and injustices of the capitalist food system.

What COVID-19 Revealed About Hunger

SWOP Postdoctoral Fellow, Brittany Kesselman, recently published a piece in Project Syndicate on COVID-19 and hunger in South Africa. Read the full article here. The pandemic has shown the importance of community-based initiatives in fighting food insecurity. Unfortunately, when the United Nations Food Systems Summit convenes this month, few voices of those most affected by […]

South Africa still has a long way to go on the right to food

Brittany Kesselman’s latest article in The Conversation on the right to food in South Africa. Fifty-four percent of South Africans are hungry or at risk of hunger. Hunger affects people’s health, as well as their ability to live full and productive lives. That’s why hunger represents a violation of their basic human rights – not […]