THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Sustainability: Part of the New Women’s Movement


  • John Ikerd University of Missouri, Columbia (Emeritus)



Sustainability, Gender, Women's Movement


First paragraph:

At recent local food conference in Toronto, Canada, I opened my presentation by com­menting on the impressively large numbers of women, young people, and racial and ethnic minorities in the audience. I suggested that the stereotypical old, white men were not going to give up control of the food system without a fight, so we need to be prepared to take it away from them. When I sat down, a female fellow panel member remarked to me that the women’s movement is very comple­mentary to the sustainable food movement. I replied, almost without thinking, “The sustainable food movement is a women’s movement.” I per­haps should have called it a women-led movement, for the sake of accuracy....


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Author Biography

John Ikerd, University of Missouri, Columbia (Emeritus)

Professor emeritus of agricultural economics, University of Missouri, Columbia.
John Ikerd



How to Cite

Ikerd, J. (2017). THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Sustainability: Part of the New Women’s Movement. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(2), 9–12.

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