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Mighty Rise of Food Revolution and What it Means to You

In the article linked below, author Michael Pollan reviews five books that address the heart of the food movement:

  • Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front, by Joel Salatin
  • All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?, by Joel Berg
  • Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, by Carlo Petrini
  • The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society, by Janet A. Flammang

Food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently.  However, according to Pollan, writing in AlterNet, these books show that:

“... Food is invisible no longer and, in light of the mounting costs we’ve incurred by ignoring it, it is likely to demand much more of our attention in the future, as eaters, parents, and citizens. It is only a matter of time before politicians seize on the power of the food issue, which besides being increasingly urgent is also almost primal, indeed is in some deep sense proto-political.”

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