Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin Mamas

In An Age Of Uncertainty About How Climate Change May Affect The Global Food Supply, Industrial Agribusiness Promises To Keep The World Fed Through The Use Of Factory Farms, Genetic Engineering, And The Widespread Application Of Chemicals, They Put Their Trust In Technology And Ask Consumers To Put Our Trust In Them However, A Look Behind The Curtain Reveals Practices That Put Our Soil, Water, And Health At Risk What Are The Alternatives And Can They Too Feed The World The Rapidly Growing Alternative Food System Is Made Up Of People Reclaiming Their Connections To Their Food And Their Health A Forty Year Veteran Of This Movement, Mark Winne Introduces Us To Innovative Local Doers Leading The Charge To Bring Nutritious, Sustainable, And Affordable Food To All Heeding Emerson S Call To Embrace That Great American Virtue Of Self Reliance, These Leaders In Communities All Across The Country Are Defying The Authority Of The Food Conglomerates And Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands They Are Turning Urban Wastelands Into Farms, Creating Local Dairy Collectives, Preserving Farmland, And Refusing To Use Genetically Modified Seed They Are Not Only Bringing Food Education To Children In Elementary Schools, But Also Offering Cooking Classes To Adults In Diabetes Prone Neighborhoods And Taking The Message To College Campuses As Well Such Efforts Promote Food Democracy And Empower Communities To Create Local Food Policy Councils, Build A Neighborhood Grocery Store In The Midst Of A Food Desert, Or Demand Healthier School Lunches For Their Kids Winne S Hope Is That All Of These Programs, Scaled Up And Adopted Widely, Will Ultimately Allow The Alternative Food System To Dethrone The Industrial Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, And Smart Cookin Mamas Challenges Us To Go Beyond Eating Local To Become Part Of A Larger Solution, Demanding A System That Sustains Body And Soul.Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin Mamas

For 25 years Mark Winne was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a private non profit agency that works on food and hunger issues in the Hartford, Connecticut area During his tenure with HFS, Mark organized community self help food projects that assisted the city s lower income and elderly residents Mark s work with the Food System included the development of a commercial hydropon

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin Mamas
  • Mark Winne
  • English
  • 14 December 2018
  • 9780807047330

10 thoughts on “Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin Mamas

  1. says:

    Interesting but largely outdated by now, a glimpse into what the alternative food movement looked like 8 years ago.

  2. says:

    winne presents a very compelling argument against large scale industrial farms from a number of angles hygiene, connection intimacy w our food sources, self sufficiency to a degree, if not individually, then at least regionally nationally , empowerment of low income neighborhoods through urban gardening, eating fresh foods when previously unavailable, etc , and an array of green issues including reducing the carbon footprint of food transportation, reduction in chemicals, GMOs, and a return to all natural, organic production.contrary to the opinion that this blasts farmers, he recognizes that farmers are stuck in the middle of corporate greed and their need to make a living one particular example involves sugarbeets about a decade ago, only 40% of seeds available to farmers were GMOs genetically modified , but now, the corporate seed producers have been whittling away at the non GMO options and virtually all 95% of sugarbeet seeds available to farmers are GMO these farmers are then unable to state that their foods are non GMO, natural, organic etc and are prohibited from growing these crops near other non GMO crops Boulder, CO is one example of this presented winne takes great pains to point out that these farmers are not...

  3. says:

    I spotted this book on the new book shelf of my local library The title grabbed me, and I added it to my stack even though I knew nothing about it The book is broken up into two parts the first three chapters describe the current and coming dangers of an industrial food system and the final 9 chapters and conclusion detail the stories of those working outside or against it in an alternative food system.The narrative of the first chapter set in 2020 was the most interesting part of the book The next two chapters provided several current examples of the abuses and dangers of the industrial food system but overall restated information I read elsewhere especially as I considered becoming a vegetarian.I was excited to read the stories of those currently working outside of the industrial system, but I found myself fighting the urge to skip ahead since the actual stories were not compelling.As a primer to the reasons to...

  4. says:

    My son gave me this book for Christmas It is thought provoking and compelling Mark Winne does a wonderful job with covering so much material in so few pages It is a read worth time I found it to be very motivating and inspiring As I change how I eat and exercise it reminds me to always garden and buy local That is a start to resisting the greed of the huge food industry that looms in our nation I found quotes in this book that described exactly how I feel when I walk into a large supermarket I...

  5. says:

    I ve read many books on food industry activism and this one is the worst so far While I agree there s a lot to be concerned about, as far as food goes, this books starts off downright depressing and the author doesn t add much of the inspiration to the rest of the book that other aut...

  6. says:

    A primer for those who are not familiar with food justice movement In narrative form, I found Winne s perspective to be presumptive and annoying If you re already familiar with food justice movement, skip this book it didn t tell me anything new nor was his perspe...

  7. says:

    I got excited when reading about different local projects all across the country working to bring food back to its earthly localness I got excited and inspired by the stories shared of different community...

  8. says:

    I appreciated learning about how people are overcoming food deserts and working in their communities to change bad food eating habits It s a positive approach to reforming how we think about and respond to where our food comes from.

  9. says:

    Good read, but the short stories are too short and too many of them to keep track of But otherwise very inspiring.

  10. says:

    very interesting and very good last chapter preachy

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