Reading [this] is the perfect brainstorming exercise for volunteers and staff working to sustain community food projects, and for activists trying to coax governments into coming on side with new health and environmental concerns around food.
Wayne Roberts, Toronto Food Policy Council, Canada
In the wake of various food and health scares, there is a growing demand from consumers to change the food they eat, which in turn acts as a catalyst for the industry to adapt and for alternative systems to evolve. Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, Food Fears discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government.
About the Author: Alison Blay-Palmer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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