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Grad Chat - March 14

Grad Chat - March 14

This week on Grad Chat:
Susan Belyea: Kinesiology & Health Studies (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Elaine Power

Research Topic:What difference does the state make? Experiences of food insecurity in Canada and Cuba

Overview of research: Most countries formally recognize the UN Right to Food. Despite this, the lack of secure access to healthy food remains a persistent problem for people living in poverty in most countries in the world. Policies and programs put in place to deal with hunger and food insecurity are generally inadequate, and little progress has been made in reaching international or national targets for the reduction of hunger and food insecurity. By exploring food policy in Havana, Cuba and Kingston, Canada, and by interviewing people living with a degree of food insecurity in each site, my research will shed some light on why the world has progressed so slowly in tackling food insecurity. What are the relative roles of the state, the market (both formal and informal