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Food justice

Author: Robert Gottlieb; Anupama Joshi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Food, health, and the environment.
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In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gottlieb; Anupama Joshi
ISBN: 9780262072915 0262072912
OCLC Number: 540644077
Description: vii, 290 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : taking root --
rethinking school food in New Orleans --
Defining food justice --
I. An unjust food system --
1. Growing and producing food --
Slavery in the fields --
Farmworkers at the margins --
The canary's song: chemicals in the factories and on the land --
Turning farms into factories --
Cows: "a great place to live" --
Swine: stench and sludge --
Chickens: the Tyson way --
2. Accessing food --
Grocery gaps --
Supersizing supermarkets --
Cars to carts --
The Tesco invasion --
Convenient calorie culture --
Eating out, fast, cheap, and more --
3. Consuming food --
Dismantling Malbouffe --
Downsizing cooking --
Health not on the label --
Overfed but poorly nourished --
Manipulating food choices --
4. Food politics --
The People's Department --
Farm Bill debates --
School food policies --
Taming hunger --
Cultivating change --
5. The food system goes global --
Chinese garlic in the United States, potato chips in China --
Black rice and Banana Republic --
Going global --
Wal-Mex takes over --
Globesity --
Food sovereignty: global struggles --
II. Food justice action and strategies --
6. Growing justice --
The little farm in Paper City --
The battles in the fields --
Immigrants breaking ground --
Reinventing farming --
Urban farmers --
7. Forging new food routes --
A Philadelphia story --
At face value --
Farmers' markets for all? --
A share in the harvest: the CSA Model --
Scaling up: the Farm to School Program --
8. Transforming the food experience --
A slow food epiphany --
Going local --
Connecting with food --
A place-based food culture --
9. A new food politics --
Sowing the seeds of CFP --
Filling a vacuum: Food Policy Councils - State campaigns --
School food revolution --
Empowering the hungry --
10. An emerging movement --
Eat the view --
The multiple layers of food justice --
The change agenda --
Finding a voice.
Series Title: Food, health, and the environment.
Responsibility: Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi.

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The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.  Read more...

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