The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved
by Sandor Ellix Katz Author
Sandor Ellix Katz profiles grassroots activists who take on Big Food, create meaningful alternatives, and challenge the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, gardeners, and seed savers, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the trash, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition. Topics include: Local and Seasonal Food versus Constant Convenience Consumerism; Holding Our Ground: Land and Labor Struggles; Slow Food for Cultural Survival; The Raw Underground; Beware the Nutraceutical: Food and Healing; Plant Prohibitions: Laws Against Nature; Vegetarian Ethics and Humane Meat; Feral Foragers: Scavenging and Recycling Food Resources; and Water: The Source of All Life
"This revolution will not be genetically engineered, pumped up with hormones, covered in pesticides, individually wrapped, or microwaved.... This revolution is wholesome, nurturing, and sensual. This revolution reinvigorates local economies. This revolution rescues traditional foods that are in danger of extinction and revives skills that will enable people to survive the inevitable collapse of the unsustainable, globalized, industrial food system."
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Comments & Reviews
This book is fantastic for all those interested in food activism. It intelligently covers many aspects of the issues surrounding food today. Before I read this, I had a budding interest in sustainable agriculture and growing food for change. This book, though, has helped me to see that devoting my life, or at least some of my life to food activism is actually completely viable and worthwhile.