“Planting the Seeds of Change: Beyond Economic Barriers to Food Security Among Canadian Students” is a research paper conducted and written by Tess Pooran as part of the Loaded Ladle summer Research Coordinator position. Food insecurity affects 12.2% of Canadian households, and is caused by a number of factors, which are discussed in this paper. Economic barriers to food security are major factor in households and individuals experiencing food security, however there are many other determinants of food insecurity. This paper looks at both the economic barriers to food security and other barriers, such as racism, sexism and ableism. The author used primary and secondary research for this paper and offers possible solutions to Canada’s food insecurity crisis.
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