Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

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PublicAffairs, Jun 5, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to “eat local” or “eat organic.”

Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. In Fair Food he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.

 

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A look at how food gets to the dinner table and suggestions for how it can be done better.Many Americans take for granted their regular trips to the grocery store. Shoppers may not be aware that 80 ... Read full review

Contents

Praise
Preface
The System and Its Dysfunctions
The Problem
A Fair Food System
Strength Through Diversity
Nurturing the Land That Feeds
Feeding the Green Economy
Becoming a Fair Food Activist
Institutional Change
Shifting Public Policy
Resources
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
NOTES
INDEX

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About the author (2012)

Dr. Oran B. Hesterman is the president and CEO of Fair Food Network. For fifteen years he co-led the Integrated Farming Systems and Food and Society Programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. A native of Berkeley, California, and a former professor of agronomy at Michigan State University in East Lansing, he currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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