Food Justice

ISBN-10: 026251866X

ISBN-13: 9780262518666

Edition: 2013

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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 ofAmerican fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity."To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent yearsseeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In Food Justice, RobertGottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement. A foodjustice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed,transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the historyof food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardensand farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in NewOrleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system's eliminationof sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias. And they tell how food activism has succeeded at thehighest level: advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant avegetable garden. The first comprehensive inquiry into this emerging movement, FoodJustice addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resultedfrom our highly industrialized food system.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Series Foreword
Introduction: Taking Root
Rethinking School Food in New Orleans
Defining Food Justice
Why a Book on Food Justice?
An Unjust Food System
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
Accessing Food
Grocery Gaps
Supersizing Supermarkets
Cars to Carts
The Tesco Invasion
Convenient Calorie Culture
Eating Out, Fast, Cheap, and More
Consuming Food
Dismantling Malbouffe
Downsizing Cooking
Health Not on the Label
Overfed but Poorly Nourished
Manipulating Food Choices
Food Politics
The People's Department
Farm Bill Debates
School Food Politics
Taming Hunger
Cultivating Change
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
Food Sovereignty: Global Struggles
Food Justice Action and Strategies
Growing Justice
The Little Farm in Paper City
The Battles in the Fields
Immigrants Breaking Ground
Reinventing Farming
Urban Farmers
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
Transforming the Food Experience
A Slow Food Epiphany
Going Local
Connecting with Food
A Place-Based Food Culture
A New Food Politics
Sowing the Seeds of CFP
Filling a Vacuum: Food Policy Councils
State Campaigns
School Food Revolution
Empowering the Hungry
An Emerging Movement
Eat the View
The Multiple Layers of Food Justice
The Change Agenda
Finding a Voice
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