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 owns an organic family farm that provides healthy vegetables to hundreds of families as part of the growing nationwide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Yet, 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 control of food production by a handful of large corporations—backed by political clout—that prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.

Blending history, reporting, and a deep understanding of American faming and food production, Foodopoly is the shocking and revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains, and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health–conscious brands. Hauter also pulls the curtain back from the little–understood but vital realm of agricultural policy, showing how it has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. Foodopoly demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home to famines overseas. In the end, Hauter argues that solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.

Written with deep insight from one of America's most respected food activists, Foodopoly is today's essential guide for anyone who wants to reform our food system, from seed to table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595587947
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,060,284
File size: 3 MB

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