The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill

By Daniel Imhoff; Michael Pollan (Foreword by); Fred Kirschenmann (Introduction by)

University of California Press, Paperback, 9780970950024, 167pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

The Farm Bill is perhaps the single most significant land use legislation enacted in the United States, yet many citizens remain unaware of its power and scope. With subsidies ballooning toward $25 billion dollars per year, the Farm Bill largely dictates who grows what crops, on what acreage, and under what conditionsall with major impacts on the country's rural economies, health and nutrition, national security, and biodiversity. As debate and wrangling over the 2007 Farm Bill intensifies, "Food Fight "offers a highly informative and visually engaging overview of legislation that literally shapes our food system, our bodies, and our future.