Food justice and security have become important concerns given the growing population in today’s world. Various movements have organized themselves, from the larger Fair Trade movement, to the smaller, local urban gardening. However, while women make up a large portion of those working in creating and distributing food, they are often also the ones who do not receive fair compensation for their work.
Steph therefore discusses the valuable role of women in agriculture, the Fair Trade movement, and discusses what insights and suggestions can be given towards improving the situation of women in the food industry through the use of the concepts “good goods, good work, and good wealth” in the Vocation of a Business Leader document by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. While this document advocates for fair labor practices, it does not say much about what this will look like and mean for women, and how this can affect what “good goods, good work, and good wealth” are. This paper thus addresses this lacunae by expounding on what “good goods, good work, and good wealth” mean in the food justice movement for women.