Fair Food

Fair Food

Growing A Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the dysfunctions in the current food system, from chemical runoff to inhumane treatment of workers and animals and presents new principles and concrete steps to restructure how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed and sold.

Perseus Publishing
A host of books and films in recent years have documented the dangers of our current food system, from chemical runoff to soaring rates of diet-related illness to inhumane treatment of workers and animals. But advice on what to do about it largely begins and ends with the admonition to "eat local or "eat organic."

Fair Food is an enlightening and inspiring guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. Oran B. Hesterman shows how our system's dysfunctions are unintended consequences of our emphasis on efficiency, centralization, higher yields, profit, and convenience--and defines the new principles, as well as the concrete steps, necessary to restructuring it. Along the way, he introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, from bringing fresh food to inner cities to fighting for farm workers' rights to putting cows back on the pastures where they belong. He provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.


We can't fix the broken food system simply by changing what's on our plate: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. Now a renowned good food pioneer shares an inspiring vision for change


Baker
& Taylor

Describes the dysfunctions in the current food system, from chemical runoff to inhumane treatment of animals, and presents new principles and concrete steps to restructure how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781610390064
1610390067
Branch Call Number: 338.197 HES
Characteristics: xvi, 302 p. ; 25 cm

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Sep 27, 2011

The author was a professor of agronomy, and also leader of the fair food movement. His point is that we have to vote with our pocketbooks most of all and lobby for policy change. He does acknowledge that having a garden is ideal, but that growing our own will do little to change the current system.

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