Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

Citizenship. Policy matters. Any citizen interested in public policy should consider reading Oran B. Hesterman’s book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. I notice that I seem to eat better in the summer, when the Farmers’ Market offers lots of choices, and my CSA box arrives with fresh produce every week. In the middle of this bounty, I occasionally think about what food choices are made by others, producers and consumers, and what the consequences of those choices mean for society. Hesterman has been involved in food policy for decades. In this book he describes problems with our current food policies and practices, and proposes ways to change. Foodies and elites are not the audience for this book. Hesterman talks plainly and clearly to all of us and lays our ways in which anyone can become involved in building a healthy food system that works for everybody. Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended) Click here to purchase Fair Food from

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