THE NEW FOOD ACTIVISM: OPPOSITION, COOPERATION, AND COLLECTIVE ACTION

ABOUT THE NEW FOOD ACTIVISM

The New Food Activism explores how food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagement with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational shifts in the food system. Topics examined include struggles against pesticides and GMOs, efforts to improve workers’ pay and conditions throughout the food system, and ways to push food activism beyond its typical reliance on individualism, consumerism, and private property. The authors challenge and advance existing discourse on consumer trends, food movements, and the intersection of food with racial and economic inequalities.

 

Our December podcast will feature two contributing authors, Joann Lo and Tanya Kerssen, and co-editor Alison Alkon. This will be a good one!

PRAISE FOR THE NEW FOOD ACTIVISM

“A convincing roundup that demonstrates that the food movement is (finally) coming of age, The New Food Activismis a chronicle of a dozen important victories around agriculture, justice, public health, and more, which points the way toward a future in which food is increasingly a focus of crucial rights movements. A must-read for food organizers and their allies.”—Mark Bittman, food columnist and author of How to Cook Everything

“People want to eat ethically, and to do that, they need to care about the well-being of workers throughout the food system. This book highlights a promising direction for food activism, one that puts the lived experience of those who grow, cook, and serve our food at the center of its call for systemic transformation.”— Saru Jayaraman, author of Forked: A New Standard for American Dining

The New Food Activism is one of the most important books on food this century. It is required, inspiring, and challenging reading for every student of food, every ‘foodie,’ as well as every grower, worker, and eater in today’s food system. In this groundbreaking book, the authors develop a powerful critique of our food system and our mainstream food movements. In the process, they provide diverse, inspiring examples of food activism that foreground race and class equity while pushing against industrial, corporate control of our food. This unique book and the food campaigns it analyzes are critical to the possibility of true food justice. This book nourishes new realities in our food system.”—Seth Holmes, author of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

 

“The soda industry is a powerful economic operator. Economic power readily translates into political power. Soda Politics is exactly the kind of carefully-researched investigative reporting needed to open the eyes of the public and parliamentarians to the health hazards of what is, as the author rightly notes, essentially liquid candy in a bottle.”

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization

PODCAST

Podcast coming soon, but in the meantime…

 

BOOK CLUB RECIPES

Our resident recipe guru Jessica Jones weighs in with some tasty treats that’ll take your book club to the next level. Whether it’s you and your book on the porch or a whole crew of friends: it’s time to bring on some cozy recipes for Fall. Check out Jessica’s blog and podcast, Food Heaven Made Easy, an online resource for delicious and nutritious plant-based living. Learn more about Jessica here.

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