CSFS students Colin Dring and Tori Otenso featured in Richmond News

CSFS Students Tori Ostenso and Colin Dring. Photo by Joseph Boaz.

A local food system defined by us all

CSFS PhD Student Colin Dring was interviewed by the Richmond News about how a local, sustainable food network must recognize the tastes, values, and income-variations of its resident cultures.

“We’ve concentrated too much on the ingredients of a certain culture’s foods and haven’t created a space for other cultures’ food,” says Dring.

For instance, if our food policies inform Chinese immigrants to eat locally but nothing they eat is grown locally then, “How do we create a space and value that?” asks Dring.

The story written by Graeme Wood is part of a Richmond News series focusing on place-based food systems.