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

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

by Oran B. Hesterman


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Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All by Oran B. Hesterman

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610391023
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 632,514
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Paperback Edition vii

Introduction xi

Part I Our Broken Food System

1 The System and Its Dysfunctions 3

2 The Problem Is … 21

Part II Principles of a Fair Food System

3 A Fair Food System 49

4 Strength Through Diversity 77

5 Nurturing the Land That Feeds Us 93

6 Feeding the Green Economy 111

Part III From Conscious Consumer to Engaged Citizen

7 Becoming a Fair Food Activist 131

8 Institutional Change 155

9 Shifting Public Policy 175

10 Resources 215

Questions for Discussion 277

Acknowledgments 283

Notes 287

Index 299

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