A matter of taste : a farmers' market devotee's semi-reluctant argument for inviting scientific innovation to the dinner table. (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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A matter of taste : a farmers' market devotee's semi-reluctant argument for inviting scientific innovation to the dinner table.

Author: Rebecca Tucker
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Exploded views.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"How did farmers' markets, nose-to-tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with 'good food'? And are these practices really producing food that is morally, environmentally, or economically sustainable? Rebecca Tucker's compelling, reported argument shows that we must work to undo the moral coding that we use to interpret how we come by what we put on our plates. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Tucker, Rebecca, 1986-
Matter of taste.
Toronto : Coach House Books, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189049537
Print version:
Tucker, Rebecca, 1986-
Matter of taste.
Toronto : Coach House Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018487667
(OCoLC)1090702690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Tucker
ISBN: 9781770565562 1770565566 9781770565555 1770565558
OCLC Number: 1076251502
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : consider the Dunkaroo --
1. Good food! --
2. Fresh cities --
3. Kill your idylls --
4. Harvesting Silicon Valley --
Conclusion : you say tomato.
Series Title: Exploded views.
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"How did farmers' markets, nose-to-tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with 'good food'? And are these practices really producing food that is morally, environmentally, or economically sustainable? Rebecca Tucker's compelling, reported argument shows that we must work to undo the moral coding that we use to interpret how we come by what we put on our plates. She investigates not only the danger of the accepted rhetoric, but the innovative work happening on farms and university campuses to create a future where nutritious food is climate-change resilient, hardy enough to grow season after season, and, most importantly, available to all? not just those willing or able to fork over the small fortune required for a perfect heirloom tomato. Tucker argues that arriving at that future will require a broad cognitive shift away from the idea that farmer's markets, community gardens, and organic food production is the only sustainable way forward; more than that, it will require the commitment of research firms, governments, corporations, and postsecondary institutions to develop and implement agri-science innovations that do more than improve the bottom line. A Matter of Taste asks us to rethink what good food really is."--

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