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Harold Perkins, Department of Geography, Ohio University, spoke on "Do Local Food Systems in the City Challenge the Neoliberal Hegemony of Hunger."
Post industrial cities are impacted by neoliberal processes in two prominent ways. Firstly, fiscal austerity measures are instilled in government institutions that diminish social welfare benefits at precisely the time when the urban population is increasingly unemployed and impoverished. Secondly, hegemonic market logics are deployed to the local economy. The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.