I recently came across the term “food democracy.” At first, I thought that meant “one cauliflower, one vote.” It means something even sillier.
According to Food First (people last?):
In other words, they want to decentralize, not merely the food industry, but your plate. What's on your plate will no longer be a matter of your top-down decisions but it will be made collectively, i.e., by people with too much free time.
It is important to understand food democracy as a framework for making our food system more responsive to the needs of its citizens and decentralizing control.
Food democracy emphasizes social justice in the food system, and food is viewed as the center of the democratic process.
This goes beyond the “vote with your fork” ideology which does NOT provide a democratic way to change the food system.