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andlt;Pandgt;In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of andquot;globesity.andquot; To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In andlt;Iandgt;Food Justiceandlt;/Iandgt;, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement. andlt;/Pandgt;andlt;Pandgt;A food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed, transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system's elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias. And they tell how food activism has succeeded at the highest level: advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant a vegetable garden. The first comprehensive inquiry into this emerging movement, andlt;Iandgt; Food Justiceandlt;/Iandgt; addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system. andlt;/Pandgt;

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The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.

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andlt;Pandgt;The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.andlt;/Pandgt;

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In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In Food Justice, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement.

A food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed, transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system's elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias. And they tell how food activism has succeeded at the highest level: advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant a vegetable garden. The first comprehensive inquiry into this emerging movement, Food Justice addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system.

About the Author

Robert Gottlieb is Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is the author of Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change (2001), and Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (2007), both published by the 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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262518666
Author:
Gottlieb, Robert
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Joshi, Anupama
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental Science
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Food, Health, and the Environment Food Justice
Publication Date:
20130208
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 band#38;w photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In Food Justice, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement.

A food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed, transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system's elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias. And they tell how food activism has succeeded at the highest level: advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant a vegetable garden. The first comprehensive inquiry into this emerging movement, Food Justice addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system.

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