Mustafa Koc is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. He was among the founders of the Centre for Studies in Food Security; the chair of Food Secure Canada from 2005-2006, and president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies from 2005-2008.

Jennifer Sumner is Director of the Certificate Program in Adult Education for Sustainability in the Adult Education and Community Development Program in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Tony Winson is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. He has been writing on agriculture, food, and rural development issues related to Canada and the Third World for more than twenty years.