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Food Fight

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Our Chance to Right the Food System:Every five to seven years, Congress passes a little understood legislation called the Farm Bill. To a large extent, the Farm Bill writes the rules and sets the playing field for Americas contemporary food system, determining what we eat, how much it costs, and where it is grown. You may not be happy with what you learn.With concise and witty analysis, historical framing, dozens of charts, illustrations, and photographs, this newly updated edition of Food Fight deconstructs this complex and fundamental policy and will spur you to action.YOULL LEARN ABOUTThe Farm Bills connection to a national obesity epidemicEnvironmental implications of corn-based ethanol expansionWho wins and who loses from heavily subsidized industrial agricultureThe myths of cheap food45 million Americans who face hunger on a regular basisA nationwide food movement based on public health, local farms, and stewardshipIf you eat, pay taxes, care about the health of our children and communities, the fate of family farmers, or our countrys food security, this book is for you.

Autorentext

Daniel Imhoff is a researcher, author, and independent publisher who has concentrated for nearly 20 years on issues related to farming, the environment, and design. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books, and is the co-founder, director, and publisher of Watershed Media.

For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.



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Our Chance to Right the Food System: Every five to seven years, Congress passes a little understood legislation called the Farm Bill. To a large extent, the Farm Bill writes the rules and sets the playing field for America's contemporary food system, determining what we eat, how much it costs, and where it is grown. You may not be happy with what you learn. With concise and witty analysis, historical framing, dozens of charts, illustrations, and photographs, this newly updated edition of Food Fight deconstructs this complex and fundamental policy and will spur you to action. YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT The Farm Bill's connection to a national obesity epidemic... Environmental implications of corn-based ethanol expansion... Who wins and who loses from heavily subsidized industrial agriculture... The myths of "cheap food”... 45 million Americans who face hunger on a regular basis... A nationwide food movement based on public health, local farms, and stewardship... If you eat, pay taxes, care about the health of our children and communities, the fate of family farmers, or our country's food security, this book is for you.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Food Fight
Untertitel: The Citizen's Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill
Autor:
EAN: 9780984630400
ISBN: 978-0-9846304-0-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Watershed Media
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 212
Veröffentlichung: 16.07.2012
Jahr: 2012
Auflage: Second Edition
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 5.2 MB
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