Emma Tozer
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Emma Tozer is pursuing a master’s degree in Agroecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Skåne County, Sweden. Her thesis research investigates the conceptual relationship between local food policy councils and agroecology as a social movement. A Virginia native, she received a BA in Anthropology from James Madison University, where she also worked as a field and lab technician for the JMU Archaeology Research Center. Emma is interested in empowering marginalized groups in food value chains, systems thinking, and the relationships between social forces and eaters’ values and habits.

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Analysis Highlights Countries Leading the Fight Against Food Waste

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The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Gives Americans a One-Month Opportunity to Reduce Hunger

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Knowledge Exchange Program Addresses Threats to Agricultural Biodiversity

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