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Harriet Friedmann, food systems analyst, author, and speaker, is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, based at the Munk School of Global Studies.

She participates in international research and policy on food and agriculture, including with Centre International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (CIRAD), the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) and serves on several editorial boards of journals related to food and agriculture.

She is a member and former chair of the Toronto Food Policy Council, a pioneer in linking civil society and municipal governments in comprehensive food strategy. She has published on many dimensions of agriculture and food, including family farms, corporate strategies in the food sector, food policies, changing patterns of diet and consumption, and social movements to change the food system, focusing on trans-scalar dynamics.

Harriet is currently preparing a book on the Political Ecology of Food with Tony Weis. She was awarded the 2011 Lifetime Achievement award by the Canadian Association of Food Studies.


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