Food Tyrants: Fight for Your Right to Healthy Food in a Toxic World

Food Tyrants: Fight for Your Right to Healthy Food in a Toxic World

by Nicole Faires
ISBN-10:
1616088656
ISBN-13:
2901616088650
Pub. Date:
06/04/2013
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
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Overview

Food Tyrants: Fight for Your Right to Healthy Food in a Toxic World

When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun.  But what she fou

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901616088650
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Foundation of Food 1

The Abridgement of Freedom 1

The Loss of Farmland 3

Soil 101 7

The Right to Land 12

Peaches 16

Composting 17

2 Controlling Genetics 23

A Thousand Years in a Seed 23

The Real Problems With Genetic Modification 27

Chemicals and Cancer 34

A Family Project 38

Genetic Use Restriction Technology 41

The USDA Works for Corporations? 45

Monsanto Public Relations 50

Saving Seed 55

A Little Science 56

3 A Vast Desert 59

Food Deserts 59

Grocery Stores and Middlemen 63

Assembly Line Food Production 67

The Farmer's Slippery Ethical Slope 74

Small Farms Are an Endangered Species 77

The Useful Bus 82

Taking a Stand 83

4 Organic Isn't Always Organic 87

The Definition of Organic 87

Where Organic Food Comes From 90

USDA Organic Standards 93

Dignity: You Are What You Eat 102

Solving the World's Food Supply Problem 107

Eating Seasonally 111

The Road Trip that Didn't Happen 113

Organic Can't Do It 114

Organic Growing 118

5 Undercover Agents 129

The Food Safety Modernization Act 129

The Raw Milk Rebellion 135

Battle for Urban Farms 140

Organic Is Too Expensive 146

A Few Model Food Policies 148

6 The Right to Eat 161

Defining Food Sovereignty 161

No Time for Apathy 165

The Right to Food 169

City Farms as the Roadmap to Change 172

Starting an Urban Farm, Co-op or CSA 177

The Fruits of Our Labor 190

Conclusion 192

Suggested Resources 195

Bibliography 197

Index 226

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