What’s In a Word? Defining Toronto’s ‘Food Deserts’ — CDS


Spicy. Smooth. Unsavoury. Delectable. The words we use to describe our food are anything but neutral. So, how much does it matter that we call about half of Toronto a “food desert” and the people that live there “food insecure”? In this piece, made at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, I  tried to find out – about the power of language to shape communities – and about the moments when food speaks louder than words.