Phoebe Stephens awarded prestigious 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Phoebe Stephens, a PhD candidate in social and ecological sustainability in the School of Environment, Sustainability and Resources at the University of Waterloo.  has been named one of Canada’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars for her project investigating the need for sustainable food systems.

“Increasingly we are seeing food being treated as a financial product, vulnerable to stock market volatility. This is dangerous for something everyone needs to survive,” said Stephens. “On top of this, the financialization of the food system tends to favour an industrial model of production.”

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