Bowen’s most recent research focuses on food access and on the relationships between food insecurity, inequality and childhood obesity. She directs Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project, which aims to use research and community partnerships to encourage and support projects and activities that impact food access and places to be active in North Carolina. An additional area of research focuses on the French notion of terroir and its applicability for farmers and food producers in the United States and Latin America.
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Argues that while American scholars and policymakers tend to understand “local” food in terms of the distance between producers and consumers, framing local food systems as (temporally and spatially) anchored in particular territories may offer greater rural development opportunities.