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Food Justice 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 movementA 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


10 thoughts on “Food Justice

  1. sdw sdw says:

    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 bo


  2. Amy Layton Amy Layton says:

    What an interesting read Gleaning information from Holyoke, MA and New Orleans, LA, as well as various other activist communities from around the United States, Gottlieb and Joshi analyze just what food justice is and how activists align their actions with a vision in which the structure of food is reworked into somethingsustainable and local I found that their analyses we


  3. Ethan Wickman Ethan Wickman says:

    As a person somewhat confused with what the words food and justice meant when attached to each other, this book was hugely impactful The book outlined exactly what food justice is in much broader terms than I was expecting Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi take readers from local farming operations in small communities of color, to ruthless international companies bent on domina


  4. Nathan Albright Nathan Albright says:

    There is a contradiction at the heart of this book, and one that is quite common when one is dealing with the artifacts of leftist thought That is, this book is not really about justice at all The food injustices that the authors write about are simply ways that the authors wish to justify their own particular leftist ideals and to bolster the activist class that they are a part of Ul


  5. Kat Lynch Kat Lynch says:

    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 Comprehensive overview of the ineq


  6. Mlg Mlg says:

    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.


  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    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


  8. pianogal pianogal says:

    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.


  9. Astrid Astrid says:

    Good information I skipped around because there is just so much The topics covered the loads of examples are a rich introduction to food and the health of communities in general.


  10. Sophie Ackoff Sophie Ackoff says:

    I found its many case studies truly inspiring


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