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More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

(California Studies in Food and Culture #60)

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The industrial food system has created a crisis in the United States that is characterized by abundant food for privileged citizens and “food deserts” for the historically marginalized. In response, food justice activists based in low-income communities of color have developed community-based solutions, arguing that activities like urban agriculture, nutrition education, a ...more
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Published February 9th 2016 by University of California Press (first published February 1st 2016)
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What an informative book!  Discussing topics such as nutritional education, food deserts, and community-based approaches, this book packs a punch.  Broad analyzes the various ways in which grassroots community organizations have helped this concept that we call food justice, offering a history of the  Black Panther party, which historically aided low-income black families with receiving nutritional food.  

Even PTA moms get stuff done on a systematic level by asking and campaigning for healthier
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Garrett Broad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City. A native of the Philadelphia area, he grew up in Southern New Jersey and completed his undergraduate education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned his PhD at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication in Los A ...more

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