ISBN-10:
026251866X
ISBN-13:
9780262518666
Pub. Date:
01/25/2013
Publisher:
MIT Press
Food Justice

Food Justice

by Robert Gottlieb, Anupama Joshi
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ISBN-13: 9780262518666
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Food, Health, and the Environment
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 544,058
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press) and other books.

Anupama Joshi is the Executive Director and Cofounder of the National Farm to School Network, a project of Tides Center (formerly based at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College).

Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press) and other books.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Series Foreword xvii

Introduction: Taking Root 1

Rethinking School Food in New Orleans 1

Defining Food Justice 4

Why a Book on Food Justice? 7

I An Unjust Food System 11

1 Growing and Producing Food 13

Slavery in the Fields 13

Farmworkers at the Margins 18

The Canary's Song: Chemicals in the Factories and on the Land 22

Turning Farms into Factories 27

Cows: "A Great Place to Live"? 30

Swine: Stench and Sludge 32

Chickens: The Tyson Way 35

2 Accessing Food 39

Grocery Gaps 39

Supersizing Supermarkets 43

Cars to Carts 46

The Tesco Invasion 48

Convenient Calorie Culture 51

Eating Out, Fast, Cheap, and More 55

3 Consuming Food 59

Dismantling Malbouffe 59

Downsizing Cooking 60

Health Not on the Label 65

Overfed but Poorly Nourished 68

Manipulating Food Choices 69

4 Food Politics 75

The People's Department 75

Farm Bill Debates 79

School Food Politics 87

Taming Hunger 91

Cultivating Change 96

5 The Food System Goes Global 99

Chinese Garlic in the United States, Potato Chips in China 99

Black Rice and Banana Republic 103

Going Global 106

Wal-Mex Takes Over 109

Globesity 111

Food Sovereignty: Global Struggles 114

II Food Justice Action and Strategies 121

6 Growing Justice 123

The Little Farm in Paper City 123

The Battles in the Fields 126

Immigrants Breaking Ground 134

Reinventing Farming 138

Urban Farmers 145

7 Forging New Food Routes 151

A Philadelphia Story 151

At Face Value 156

Farmers' Markets for All? 163

A Share in the Harvest: The CSA Model 167

Scaling Up: The Farm to School Program 171

8 Transforming the Food Experience 177

A Slow Food Epiphany 177

Going Local 179

Connecting with Food 186

A Place-Based Food Culture 190

9 A New Food Politics 197

Sowing the Seeds of CFP 197

Filling a Vacuum: Food Policy Councils 201

State Campaigns 206

School Food Revolution 210

Empowering the Hungry 215

10 An Emerging Movement 221

Eat the View 221

The Multiple Layers of Food Justice 223

The Change Agenda 231

Finding a Voice 233

Notes 239

Index 281

What People are Saying About This

Marion Nestle

Food Justice is exactly what is needed to understand what is happening in today's food movement. The book explains how movement participants advocate in different ways for a more ethical food system and examines dozens of groups working for change at the local, national, and international levels. It should inspire all of us to advocate for healthier diets for people and the planet, more humane treatment of farm animals, and more supportive policies for farmers, farm workers, and rural communities.

Carlo Petrini

Food Justice is about who grows our food, how it is grown, where it is grown, who gets to eat, and the pleasure and celebration of eating food that is good food, clean food, fair food. Food Justice tells us that growing and eating food are political acts that challenge a system that is neither good, nor clean, nor fair. Read it!

From the Publisher

An important contribution to the food policy literature that comes at a critical moment in the food justice movement. Gottlieb and Joshi pull no punches. Their point of view, that the dominant agroindustrial food system is inherently unjust to farm workers, consumers (including our children), and the communities that suffer from the external costs of food production, comes through loud and clear.

Nevin Cohen , Eugene Lang College, New School for Liberal Arts Food Justice is about who grows our food, how it is grown, where it is grown, who gets to eat, and the pleasure and celebration of eating food that is good food, clean food, fair food. Food Justice tells us that growing and eating food are political acts that challenge a system that is neither good, nor clean, nor fair. Read it!

Carlo Petrini , founder, Slow Food International Food Justice is exactly what is needed to understand what is happening in today's food movement. The book explains how movement participants advocate in different ways for a more ethical food system and examines dozens of groups working for change at the local, national, and international levels. It should inspire all of us to advocate for healthier diets for people and the planet, more humane treatment of farm animals, and more supportive policies for farmers, farm workers, and rural communities.

Marion Nestle , Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, author of Food Politics

Endorsement

Food Justice is exactly what is needed to understand what is happening in today's food movement. The book explains how movement participants advocate in different ways for a more ethical food system and examines dozens of groups working for change at the local, national, and international levels. It should inspire all of us to advocate for healthier diets for people and the planet, more humane treatment of farm animals, and more supportive policies for farmers, farm workers, and rural communities.

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, author of Food Politics

Nevin Cohen

An important contribution to the food policy literature that comes at a critical moment in the food justice movement. Gottlieb and Joshi pull no punches. Their point of view, that the dominant agroindustrial food system is inherently unjust to farm workers, consumers (including our children), and the communities that suffer from the external costs of food production, comes through loud and clear.

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