Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved Inside America's Underground Food Movements

ISBN-10: 1933392118
ISBN-13: 9781933392110
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles and passing through inscrutable supply chains, and controlled by multinational corporations. In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. Most of us know almost nothing about how our food is grown or produced, where it comes from, and what health value it really has. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that. In The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation, Chelsea Green 2003) profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition.

Author of Wild Fermentation (book version, 9781931498234) and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved (9781933392110), both published by Chelsea Green.

Local and seasonal food versus constant convenience consumerism
Seed saving as a political act
Holding our ground : land and labor struggles
Slow food for cultural survival
The raw underground
Food and healing (or, beware the neutraceutical)
Plant prohibitions : laws against nature
Vegetarian ethics and humane meat
Feral foragers : scavenging and recycling food resources
Water : source of all life
Epilogue : bringing food back to earth

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