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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...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published October 31st 2010 by MIT Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2010)
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Are you frustrated with the agrarian nostalgia implicit in the food movement? Are you worried as much about farm workers as you are about farmers? Does the organic movement strike you as elitist? Do you care about food deserts and wonder about the ways eating sustainability as become a marker of socio-economic status? Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi have written the book for you.

What is food justice? “The interpretations of food justice can be complex and nuanced, but the concept is simple an...more
I liked some of the ideas in the book, but man was it DRY. It was so hard to read. If I'dve thought it was a textbook, I never would have checked it out from the library.
Kat Lynch
Comprehensive overview of the inequities and problems in the modern food system, domestically and globally. I think a fair amount of this won't be new to people already aware of the issues, but the second half of the book - describing strategies to promote food justice & reshape the system - covered a lot of heartening case studies that I wasn't yet familiar with.
History of the food justice movement from their interest in conditions of labor, growing and producing food to the use of pesticides. The damage that Wal Mart has done to the American farming communities is pretty horrible. Informative book.
Read for my book club at work. Pretty informative and good overview of food justice movement. Many case studies but no policy suggestions. Have a talk with the authors on Friday for work- will see what they have to say!
To be honest, if I did not have to teach this book, I likely would not have read it. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised and learned a lot and am looking forward to my students' reaction!
Motivates a call for action to stop food injustices in our communities.
Sophie Ackoff
I found its many case studies truly inspiring
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Robert Gottlieb has been the editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf and The New Yorker. He is the author of Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhard, George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker, Lives and Letters (FSG, 2011), and Great Expectations and is the dance critic for The New York Observer.
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