Food Fight

Food Fight

The Citizen's Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill

eBook - 2012
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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 ABOUTThe.
Publisher: New York : Watershed Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9780984630400
0984630406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (217 p.)
Additional Contributors: Kirschenmann, Fred
Pollan, Michael
Contents: 21. The Next 50 Years: Perennialization and Ecosystem-based Agriculture22. Local Food: The Emerging Agricultural Economy; PART 3: TURNING THE TABLES; 23. Turning the Tables; 25. Ideas Whose Time Has Come; Somewhere in America's Future ... ; Activist Tool Kit; Food and Farm Bill Glossary; Select Bibliography; Notes; Photography Credits.
10. The Beginnings of a Food Bill?11. Who Gets the Money?; 12. Who Will Grow Our Food?; 13. The World Trade Organization and the International Community; 14. New Zealand: Still Subsidy-free After All These Years; PART 2: WEDGE ISSUES; 15. Political Wedge Issues; 16. Public Health and Nutrition: Building 21st Century Food Systems, Fighting Chronic Disease; 17. Ethanol: Growing Food, Feed, Fiber, and Fuel?; 18. Energy and Climate Change; 19. Healthy Lands, Healthy People: Why Farmlands Matter to Conservation; 20. National Security: Food on the Front Lines.
Table of Contents; Foreword: Don't Call It the "Farm Bill," Call It the "Food Bill" by Michael Pollan; Introduction: A Food and Farm Bill for the 21st Century by Fred Kirschenmann; Preface to the Second Edition: Food Democracy; PART I: WHY THE FARM BILL MATTERS; 1. We Reap What We Sow; 2. Why the Farm Bill Matters; 3. What Is the Farm Bill?; 4. Promises Broken:The Two Lives of Every Farm Bill ... ; 5. Where It All Started; 6. Family Farms to Mega-Farms; 7. The Farm Bill's Hunger Connection; 8. The Conservation Era Begins
Again; 9. Freedom to Farm and the Legacy of Record Payoffs.
Summary: 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 ABOUTThe.

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