Conflicts of interest


A very troubling aspect of current governmental approaches to participation is the treatment of industry actors as full stakeholders. On economic files, this can make sense, but not when the core issues are sustainability, health and equity.  In these circumstances, industry should have a more limited role to play.

Health Canada's refusal to grant industry full stakeholder status in healthy eating guideline discussions

Conflicts of interest in the charitable food system.  The same firms that contribute to food security participate with the charitable system to assuage their image

Class and Capital - outlines influence of corporate sector on charitable system advocacy


Mendly-Zambo, Z., Raphael, D., and Taman, A. 2021. Take the money and run: how food banks became complicit with Walmart Canada’s hunger producing employment practices. Critical Public Health,

Riches 2018