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Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, And Smart-Cookin' Mamas - Mark Winne

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, And Smart-Cookin' Mamas

Paperback Published: 11th October 2011
ISBN: 9780807047378
Number Of Pages: 208

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Agribusiness giants don’t want you to know—or care—if the food you eat is genetically modified, factory farmed, or grown with toxic chemicals. But the rapidly growing alternative food movement is resisting these practices and helping people reclaim their connections to their food. A forty-year veteran of this movement, Mark Winne introduces us to innovative “local doers” defying industrial agribusiness and leading the charge to bring nutritious, sustainable, and affordable food to all. All across the country, these leaders are turning urban wastelands into farms, creating local dairy collectives, preserving farmland, bringing food education to children and adults in diabetes-prone neighborhoods, promoting food democracy, and empowering communities. Winne’s hope is that all of these efforts, scaled up and adopted more widely, will ultimately allow the alternative food system to dethrone the industrial—and he challenges us to go beyond eating local to become part of a larger solution, demanding a system that sustains body and soul.

Industry Reviews

"This book is a lively, personal journey through one man's efforts to make sustainably grown food available and affordable for regular folks. It's a heartening but realistic take on what needs to happen--emphasis on need! Bravo, Mark!"--Meryl Streep

"A good combination of solid research and affirmative testimonials."--Kirkus Reviews

"Food Rebels tells the stories of unsung heroes in the food movement--everyday people who realized that they had the power to change the way food and farming work in their communities and in the world, and did something about it. With these stories, Mark Winne inspires us and challenges us to take a stand for good, clean, fair, and affordable food for all." " --Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA

"It's rare for a single voice to speak so clearly to the many points of our lives that are touched by food. Mark's approach is simple, humble, truthful, eloquent, and powerful. With stories ranging from Native American communities to Korea, Mark's work proves the global importance and impact of food."--Michel Nischan, chef and president/CEO of Wholesome Wave

"Aside from having one the best book titles of the year, this is one tome you'll want to gobble up if you worry about the pernicious effects of the industrial food system on our health, democracy, and souls." --Santa Fe Literary News

"To Santa Fe food activist Mark Winne, the food on our plates is about democracy. It's about having food choices -- ones that Winne thinks industrial agriculture is systematically reducing.Whether it is the fight over genetically modified seeds or who benefits from the massive federal Farm Bill, Winne thinks this food fight is one all consumers need to join in... "--The Santa Fe New Mexican

"Mark Winne has been working in the galleys of the U.S. food movement for 40 years, before there was a food movement of any note. He's a social movement guy as much as a foodie guy. The title of his new book -Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture -- shows the role his warm and quirky sense of humor plays in allowing him to stay active in grassroots organizations for so long..."--www.wayneroberts.ca

From the Hardcover edition.

Authority Or Freedom?
A Food Story For Our Times November 2020p. 5
The Fight For The Soul Of The American Food Systemp. 15
The Industrial Food System Ministry of plenty or department of destruction?p. 33
Leading The Charge
Maurice Small And The Greening Of Clevelandp. 63
Me And My Meatp. 77
The Farmer's Cowp. 89
God Dion't Make Nachosp. 103
Healthy Schools Grow Healthy Kidsp. 123
Getting Our Heads Above The Platep. 131
Food Sovereignty The Right To Control Our Foodp. 141
Food Citizens. Unite!p. 157
Reflections On Food Democracy A Chat With Two Visionariesp. 171
Conclusion: Finding The Fire Withinp. 181
Notesp. 195
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780807047378
ISBN-10: 0807047376
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 11th October 2011
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27

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