Farming and Eating

14 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2018

Date Written: Summer 2017


This essay analyzes rhetoric from the Trump/Pence presidential campaign, from the food movement, and from industrialized agriculture. This rhetoric shows entrenched us versus them thinking that obscures the shared interests of food producers and food consumers. These two groups face similar structural barriers to making transitions toward sustainability. Such barriers include access to markets and access to information. To move the debate on sustainable agriculture forward, advocates should focus on how power is concentrated not among farmers but in the middle of the supply chain, with processors, distributors, and retailers.

Keywords: food law, agriculture, food movement, supply chains

Suggested Citation

Pollans, Margot J., Farming and Eating (Summer 2017). Journal of Food Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017. Available at SSRN:

Margot J. Pollans (Contact Author)

Pace Law School ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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