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The Good Food Revolution by Will  Allen
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Dec 27, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in July, 2012

Being a middle-class white guy, I haven't had to spend much time thinking about the history of race and food in America. Will Allen, the son of African American sharecroppers, has spent a lot of time thinking about it. His thinking and actions have landed him a MacArthur Genius award for his work to bring good food and good jobs to those confronting the "lingering disparities in racial and economic justice." Using highly intensive growing techniques (composting, vermiculture, aquaculture, etc.) in an urban landscape, Allen is able to crank out significant quantities of high quality food right where it is needed -- in economically depressed urban areas.

Prognosis: Every town in America needs a Will Allen.

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