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Closing The Food Gap - Mark Winne

Closing The Food Gap

Paperback Published: 1st January 2009
ISBN: 9780807047316
Number Of Pages: 224

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From the War on Poverty to new farmers' markets, a food expert tackles America's dangerous dietary split With a new Foreword "Closing the Food Gap" exposes America's dangerous dietary split: from patrons of food pantries, bodegas, and convenience stores to the more comfortable classes who increasingly seek out organic and local products. Calling largely on his own experience in food activism, and mixing in surprisingly witty observations, Mark Winne ultimately envisions realistic partnerships in which family farms and impoverished communities come together to get healthy, locally produced food onto everyone's table.

Industry Reviews

A calm, well-reasoned and soft-spoken call to arms. --Publishers Weekly

"Fearless, intelligent, and surprisingly funny." --Gwyneth Doland, Sante Fe Reporter

"It's heartening to find a book that successfully blends a passion for sustainable living with compassion for the poor."--Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, author of Harvest for Hope

"Reading this book should make everyone want to advocate for food systems that will feed the hungry, support local farmers, and promote community democracy-all at the same time."--Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat

"By combining stories of his deep personal experience as an activist with keen insights into strategies for addressing food injustice, Winne fills a gap in the growing literature on good food, why it matters, and how to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to it. Plus, the book is a fun read. Winne's stories made me want to meet him down at the local farmers' market and then join him afterward for a cold beer." --Anna Lapp , cofounder of the Small Planet Institute and author of Grub

"Part personal journey, part manifesto for creating food security in the United States, Closing the Food Gap sets out the dream of a nation without poverty and hunger, telling stories of people and community projects that have made a difference in the lives of the food-insecure." --Rod MacRae, Food for Thought

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: I've Come to ... Shop?p. xiii
The History
Suburbia, Environmentalism, and the Early Gurglings of the Food Movementp. 3
Reagan, Hunger, and the Rise of Food Banksp. 21
The Reactions
Farmers' Markets: Bringing Food to the Peoplep. 37
Community Gardens: Growing Our Ownp. 50
Food Banks: Waste Not, Want Notp. 69
The Current Landscape
Re-Storing America's Food Desertsp. 85
Growing Obese and Diabetic; Going Local and Organicp. 110
Community Supported Agriculture: Communities Find the Wayp. 137
Public Policy: Food for the Peoplep. 149
Income Disparities, Poverty, and the Food Gapp. 173
Conclusion: Resetting America's Tablep. 183
A Note on Sourcesp. 195
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ISBN: 9780807047316
ISBN-10: 0807047317
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2009
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.3

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