Publishers Weekly, April 18, 2011
“Intended as a practical guide for community food activists who want to take the locavore movement across race, class, and city lines, this book illuminate ways in which consumers can become "engaged citizens." Especially important (and rare) is Hesterman's willingness to work constructively with corporate giants like Costco and the Kellogg Foundation….The dedication to social justice is clear, genuine, and logically argued as a food issue. A helpful and hefty final chapter of "Resources" provides readers with a comprehensive national listing of organizations to join, support, or replicate.”
New York House Magazine, June, 27, 2011
“A must read for those who wish to go from conscious consumer to food activist.”
New York Times (Business Day), June 4, 2011
"[Hesterman] displays a wide-ranging knowledge of production, consumption, natural resources and public policy. He also writes about reform efforts with contagious energy and palpable authority...this is an important, accessible book on a crucial subject. Food for thought and action."
Serious Eats, July 29, 2011
“Hesterman's upbeat outlook and gentle push toward activism inspired me to further my own engagement. His book is one of the best I've read on how we as individuals can be involved in the future of America's food system."
I was able to read a few chapters, put the book down and then read other chapters.
Most importantly, the book offers a compelling case for all citizens to be involved in public policy advocacy to improve government policies and economic systems.
A fantastic book filled with good writing and very useful and important information.
If you are interested in providing healthy food for all, read this book. It is loaded with references for people who want to get involved in encouraging the US to provide a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Barbara A. Gutek
A fantastic book filled with good writing and very useful and important information. This was the text for a Food Sustainability class that I took.Published 22 months ago by MFJD
Purchased for my daughter who works tirelessly at improving eating and nutrition for children, primarily those who live in poverty. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Jonathan Freed
We should all consider our food systems in our country, and this book really opens your mind to the issues.Published on February 13, 2013 by Helen
Great book and I learned so much about food production, why we are having the issues with food that we do and what can be done.Published on December 31, 2012 by Akil S Jackson
Policy matters. Any citizen interested in public policy should consider reading Oran B. Hesterman's book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Stephen T. Hopkins
Great book review on: "Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It" by Geoff Dyer from We Blog the World. [... Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Nina
I really like this book! I will be assigning Fair Food (or parts of it) to employees, students, young leaders, and new recruits to food and farm work. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by MIchael Rozyne