Artist: Emer Hayes

Medium: Photography

Artist Statement: “How can we purchase a pineapple for 89 cents?” It really makes you think about the potential for exploitation & the difficulties in regulation of our global food system. Until we cast a critical eye on this phenomenon, we will not truly recognize the inequalities in current access to food & fair farming.


Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.