In Canada, 1.4 million children live in food-insecure households. Despite being an affluent country, Canada has chronic food insecurity, and the problem is worsening.

In this episode of In/Equality, host Debra Thompson speaks with Valerie Tarasuk professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and an expert on food insecurity. The conversation explores how entrenched this problem is and what Canada can do about it. How have neoliberal reforms in Canada affected food insecurity? Can food charities like foodbanks deal with a systemic problem like food insecurity? What about modelling food security policies from the U.S.? Tune in as we delve into these questions.

This episode is part of the In/Equality Podcast series.

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Debra Thompson
Dr. Debra Thompson is the Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies at McGill University and a leading scholar of the comparative politics of race.
Valerie Tarasuk
Valerie Tarasuk is a professor emerita in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto, and leads PROOF, a research program launched with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to investigate policy interventions to reduce food insecurity in Canada.