Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

by Wenonah Hauter
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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America by Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Despite this, as one of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created. In Foodopoly, she takes aim at the real culprit: the massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.

Through meticulous research, Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. She demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home, to famines in poor countries overseas. In the end, Hauter illustrates how solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift, a grassroots movement to reshape our food system from seed to table—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.

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ISBN-13: 9781595587909
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 854,291
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, a D.C.-based watchdog organization focused on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and common resources. She has worked and written extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state, and local levels. She owns a working farm in The Plains, Virginia.

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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Skinwalkerajb More than 1 year ago
This book shows eactly what big Agriculture is up to and how we can work to stop them from poisioning us all...this is a well written book by and author who really knows the facts behind her writing... I reccomend this book to all who are interested in what they are eatingand want to stop GMO foods from coming to markets near you and getting them labelled so you can bypass them in the stores... I enjoyed reading it and was sorry when I had finished....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago