Thought for food

May 29, 2024

You’ve heard of ‘climate justice’ but what about ‘epistemic justice’? This is the idea put forward by international food experts that knowledge should be democratised so that global food systems can incorporate ‘traditional, Indigenous, and place-based knowledges into decision-making processes to address blind spots in current food system policies and actions’.

Nothing wrong with this proposal, except that it won’t work. Capitalist production is a secretive, competitive affair pursued only for profit. It’s not interested in being open, collaborative, democratic or even in feeding people. Its decision-making processes are a private matter. Its blind spots prefer to remain blind.

What else would you expect in a chaotic rollercoaster of boom & slump market fluctuations? Ditch capitalism first, then let’s talk.