Fair Food

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Fair Food

Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

By Oran B. Hesterman

PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781610391023, 310pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

Description
Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to eat local or eat organic.

Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can t fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. In "Fair Food" he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.



About the Author
Dr. Oran B. Hesterman is the president and CEO of Fair Food Network. For fifteen years he co-led the Integrated Farming Systems and Food and Society Programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. A native of Berkeley, California, and a former professor of agronomy at Michigan State University in East Lansing, he currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.