- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: Food First Books; F First Paperback Edition Used edition (July 21, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 093502834X
- ISBN-13: 978-0935028348
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice Paperback – July 21, 2009
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The authors of Food Rebellions made me laugh when I read, "according to [the industrial food titans], a world without Yara, Cargill, ADM, Monsanto, Tyson, TESCO, and Wal-Mart is a world doomed to starvation" (85). I laughed and thought, oh that's funny. But it's so true! One of the major topics in all of the sustainable food books is the misguided idea of reliance on the industrial food system to cure poverty and hunger. It's been eating at me (pun intended) because it's so contrary to common sense and the history of mankind's relationship with agriculture. The authors say it well, summing up my own opinion on the matter, "In overall output, the small, diversified farm produces much more food" (p.116).
The idea of urban food gardens (as provided as an example solution, p.166) is something we've seen in movies (Dirt!, The Power of Community, and Fresh, among others, all discuss this concept), and I've personally noticed it more when reading magazines like Sunset and Better Homes and Gardens.
Even if we frequent our local farmers markets, grow our own food when possible, get our consumer message to the powers that be... there still needs to be a change to the overall system, the infrastructure, the taxes and the policies and the international programs that simply perpetuate the wrongness of the current system.Read more ›
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The content of this book is great, but it was too much for me. I don't care about all the statistics, facts and tests; so I skipped a bunch of this book. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by J