- The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics
- Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Philosophy, and the Ethics of Food
- Farming, the Virtues, and Agrarian Philosophy
- Food, the Environment, and Global Justice
- Genetically Modified Food
- Local Food Movements: Differing Conceptions of Food, People, and Change
- Concerning Cattle: Behavioral and Neuroscientific Evidence for Pain, Desire, and Self-Consciousness
- The New Hunter and Local Food
- Ethics for Fish
- The Ethical Basis for Veganism
- Arguments for Consuming Animal Products
- Consumer Choice and Collective Impact
- Religious Dietary Practices and Secular Food Ethics; or, How to Hope that Your Food Choices Make a Difference Even When You Reasonably Believe That They Don’t
- The Clean Plate Club? Food Waste and Individual Responsibility
- Racial Imperialism and Food Traditions
- Food Sovereignty, Justice, and Indigenous Peoples: An Essay on Settler Colonialism and Collective Continuance
- Food, Fairness, and Global Markets
- Multi-Issue Food Activism
- Public Justification and the Politics of Agriculture
- Paternalism, Food, and Personal Freedom
- Deceptive Advertising and Taking Responsibility for Others
- Food Labor Ethics
- The Moral Burdens of Temporary Farmwork
- Eat Y’Self Fitter: Orthorexia, Health, and Gender
- Food Insecurity: Dieting as Ideology, as Oppression, and as Privilege
- Shame, Seduction, and Character in Food Messaging
- Obesity and Responsibility
- I Eat, Therefore I Am: Disgust and the Intersection of Food and Identity
- Morality and Aesthetics of Food
- Food Choices and Moral Character
- The Etiquette of Eating
- The Ethics of Being a Foodie
- Who You Are Is What You Eat: Food in Ancient Thought
- Food Ethics in the Middle Ages
- You Are What You Eat, But Should You Eat What You Are? Modern Philosophical Dietetics
Abstract and Keywords
Books and articles supporting a local food movement have become commonplace, with popular authors such as Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, and Michael Pollan espousing the virtues of eating locally. At the same time, others have critiqued the local food movement as failing to achieve its stated ends or as having negative unintended consequences. This chapter provides a general analysis of local food movements, specifically separating this complex phenomenon into three distinct sub-movements. During this analysis, the chapter pays particular attention to how sub-movements conceptualize people, food, and the roles that individuals, communities, and political institutions play when trying to bring about change. It argues that understanding these sub-movements is necessary for understanding and interacting with both local food’s supporters and its detractors.
Samantha E. Noll is Assistant Professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at Washington State University.
Ian Werkheiser is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas-El Paso.
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