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by Oran B. Hesterman

  • ISBN: 1610391020
  • Author: Oran B. Hesterman
  • ePub ver: 1399 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (June 5, 2012)
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With Fair Food we will be able to apply a solution to one problem in our broken food system at a time. New York Times (Business Day), June 4, 2011. displays a wide-ranging knowledge of production, consumption, natural resources and public policy.

With Fair Food we will be able to apply a solution to one problem in our broken food system at a time. 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

Many assume that eating local food is more ecologically sustainable and socially just

Many assume that eating local food is more ecologically sustainable and socially just. We term this the local trap and argue strongly against it. We draw on current scale theory in political and economic geography to argue that local food systems are no more likely to be sustainable. or just than systems at other scales.

Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.

Oran hesterman, leading good food pioneer in michigan, releases fair food . For more information about Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, please visit fairfoodbook.

Oran hesterman, leading good food pioneer in michigan, releases fair food, sharing his vision for creating a healthy, sustainable food system. Book signing events to be held in Detroit and Ann Arbor to benefit local food banks. View the Fair Food book trailer on YouTube. About Fair Food Network. Fair Food Network (FFN) is a national nonprofit dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system. New York Times (Business Day), June 4, 2011 " displays a wide-ranging knowledge of production, consumption, natural resources and public policy.

Before starting Fair Food Network, Dr. Hesterman co-led the Integrated Farming Systems and Food and Society . And he is here today to present his book Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Hesterman co-led the Integrated Farming Systems and Food and Society Programs for the . At Kellogg, Dr. Hesterman envisioned and nurtured national and international food system projects and collaborations and organized seminars on sustainable agriculture and community-based food systems on behalf of the Foundation.

Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to “eat local” or “eat organic.”

Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. In Fair Food he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.

Comments (7)

Hellstaff
This book makes an important contribution to the movement for food justice. Unlike many who write about food systems issues, Hesterman highlights issues related to poverty, hunger, race, and class. He firmly (but politely) takes to task well-heeled "foodies" who, all too often, overlook these vital concerns, consumed only by their personal pursuit of the perfect heirloom tomato.

In contrast to some writers who want to patronizingly limit the kinds of food that low-income people can obtain, Hesterman understands that the prime reason low-income people don't eat more healthily is that nutritious food is often unavailable and/or unaffordable in low-income neighborhoods. He offers a number of practical policy and programatic suggestions for increasing the ability of all people in all neighborhoods to afford and obtain the highest quality food.

Given his expertise in both the science of agriculture and the practicality of scaling-up community food projects, Hesterman is particularly persuasive in arguing against making "small is beautiful" the one and only ethos of all food systems work. He explains that simply expanding small pilot projects will never be enough to ensure just food for all. His reasoning builds the case for a new type of food system that can be large, efficient, mass-produced - at the same time it is just for food workers, producers, consumers, the environment alike.

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.
Yayrel
Good used book - wanted for content, which is great. Quality purchase - keeps out of land fill and I have a reference I can use at excellent price.
Aurizar
In some ways, Fair Food is a great book to read after reading The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Omnivore's Dilemma enlightens us so that we might make better choices in the foods we eat by understanding where our food comes from. Fair Food enlightens us about food policy and its implications. (For instance;) Not how we can make better personal food choices but how we can be sure that all Americans will have healthy food choices in their local communities. Fair Food enlightens us in how we can make a better world for everyone by educating us about the various aspects of food policy.

A recent New York Times review of this book (June 4, 2011 - Fresh Tomatoes for Inner Cities by Nancy Koehn) took the book to task for failing to discuss certain food policy related subjects. The NY Times reviewer recommended the book in spite of these shortcomings. I agree with the NY Times reviewer. It would've have been nice if the book was longer and covered the additional topics that the reviewer thought should have been covered but Fair Food is still a very very worthwhile read in spite of this. It covers lots of important issues that should inform and influence our views on issues that impact everyone.

I hope this book is read by those (theoretically all of us) who will have influence on the next Farm Bill. As said in other reviews, this book is very "accessible" (not assuming great technical knowledge of the subjects covered) and relatively short. It has a large resources section at the end should one wish to look further into any of the subjects discussed in main part of the book. It is also a great book for those who wish to advocate for better food policies (improving the world and not just your personal meals). As with many other public policy issues, the more the public knows about an issue then the more likely that a good policy will be created as a result.
Steelcaster
Good product
CopamHuk
A surprisingly readable big picture focused book on sustainable food systems that is self aware and filled with real world examples.
Ferne
A book to be read for the point of view of the author on the topic of how ideal food systems might be achieved in our country; not for literary merit. While I did not find his policy arguments convincing, others certainly may.

This is a short book, given a good amount of space at its end is given over to a simple listing of resources. Much of it is anecdotal stories on various special, small agricultural projects funded over the years by the Kellogg Foundation.

Dr. Hesterman often claims the sustainable firms he highlights pay their employees a "living wage" without citing what this magic amount is. He is a big proponent of "local" buying without defining local. Is "Buy Michigan" really local?

The book sidesteps food safety issues and the realities of feeding a nation of over 300 million people.

The material explaining the Farm Bill is good. It was of interest to me that the sustainable agriculture interests intend to spend over $6 million over four years in Washington, D.C.to influence this federal legislation.
Eayaroler
Great book, lots f food issues
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.

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