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Food JusticeArtening case studies that I wasn t

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familiar with found its many case studies truly inspiring Are you frustrated with the agrarian nostalgia implicit in the food movement Are you worried as much about farm workers as you are about farmers Does the #organic movement strike you as elitist Do you care about food deserts and wonder about the ways eating #movement strike you as elitist Do you care about food deserts and wonder about the ways eating is a contradiction at the heart of this book and one that is ite common when one is dealing with the artifacts of leftist thought That is this book is not really about justice at all The food injustices that the authors write about are simply ways that the authors wish to justify their own particular leftist ideals and to bolster the activist class that they are a part of Ultimately the authors could not care less about the Plastic uality of food for consumers or even the well being of farmers and farm workers except insofar as it allows for the glorification ofnion agitators and attacks at the legitimacy of companies whose profits are based out of their food production lines The authors avoid talking about the sort of small farmers that are best served to create local food except for those small farmers who happen to be immigrants of freuently dubious legal status and cultural assimilation showing that it is identity politics and leftist agitation rather than food justices that is the real subject of this book The concerns about food serious though they may be to the reader are merely the pretext on the part of the authors for pushing their own political agendaThis short book of almost 250 pages is divided into ten chapters and numerous smaller sections as well as two larger parts After a series foreword the book begins with an introduction that seeks to define the author s view of food justice and look At Some Activism On The some activism on the of New Orleans students regarding school food The first part of the book then focuses on the authors view that the contemporary food system is njust I with chapters on growing and producing food 1 the limited access to good food that many people have in an age of superstores and eating out 2 the way that food is consumed both at home and in fast foo. To table In Food Justice Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movementA food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed transported distributed and consumed are shared euitably Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke Massachusetts youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans far. ,
As a person somewhat confused with what the words food and justice meant when attached to each other this book was hugely impactful The book outlined exactly what food justice is in much broader terms than I was expecting Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi take readers from local farming operations in small communities of color to ruthless international companies bent on dominating the food industry regardless of the cost While it isn t a riveting read I would recommend this book It accomplishes what it sets out to which is to elaborately describe the topic of food justice History of the food justice movement from their interest in conditions of Labor Growing And Producing Food To The Use Of Pesticides growing and producing food to the se of pesticides damage that Wal Mart has done to the American farming communities is pretty horrible Informative book To be honest if I did not have to teach this book I likely would not have read it BUT I was pleasantly surprised and Learned A Lot And Am Looking Forward To My Students a lot and am looking forward to my students What an interesting read Gleaning information from Holyoke MA and New Orleans LA as well as various other activist communities from around the United States Gottlieb and Joshi analyze just what food justice is and how activists align their actions with a vision in which the structure of food is "reworked into something sustainable and local I found that their analyses were well thought out and cited and I learned so "into something sustainable and local I found that their analyses were well thought out and cited and I learned so that I d just never even thought of before such as how neoliberal globalization have affected the ways that our food is grown our farmers and the manner of transporting and accessing such foodstuffs With this addition of knowledge nder our belts and with a new means of analyzing our food framework hopefully we can work towards making such dreams and theories of academia into a reality Only time and action will tellReview cross listed here Comprehensive overview of the ineuities and problems in the modern food system domestically and globally I think a fair amount of this won t be new to people already aware of the issues but the second half of the book describing strategies to promote food justice reshape the system covered a lot of he. In today's food system farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions low income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast food restaurants and liuor stores food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness and the international reach of American fast food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of globesity To combat these ineuities and excesses a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed. ,

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D restaurants that has high calories but low nutrients 3 the politics of food as it relates to farm bills and school food 4 and the role of globalization in the food system 5 The second part of the book looks at various leftist agitation for food justice II including chapters on the battles and conflicts that seek to promote justice in the growing of food 6 the desire to forge new food routes from farm to consumer 7 the transformation of the food experience with slow food and local food initiatives 8 a desire for a food
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9 and a change agenda among the reader after which there are notes and an indexI went into this book knowing that I would not appreciate its approach simply because the authors are so relentlessly biased towards the left and my own political bias tends in the opposite direction Nevertheless a book like this is good oppo research because the authors are so transparent about their agenda Only a naif would pon reading this book think that the authors are really interested in justice in the sense of a sustainable and peaceful and harmonious relationship between farmers logistics firms restaurants consumers and lawmakers On the contrary the authors make it clear that their agenda is to promote a leftist view of justice that involves a permanent hostility to is to promote a leftist view of justice that involves a permanent hostility to farms run by conservative white folk or businesses involved in making money Likewise the interests in slow food and local procurement of food often involve a hipster appeal that aims at high class leftists rather than the farm workers who the book appeals to via other means Ultimately a book like this is not about justice or consistency but rather about appealing to various leftist constituencies whose aims and status are different but who can be trusted to agree that mainstream culture and private enterprise in food or anything else is a bad idea Read for my book club at work Pretty informative and good overview of food justice movement Many case studies but no policy suggestions Have a talk with the authors on Friday for work will see what they have to say Motivates a call for action to stop food injustices in our communities. M to school programs across the country and the Los Angeles school system's elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias And they tell how food activism has succeeded at the highest level advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant a vegetable garden The first comprehensive inuiry into this emerging movement Food Justice addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system. ,