Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems
Now available for e-readers and in Italian translation. See below for specific Links.
In communities around the world the power of the people is at work regaining control of our ailing food systems. According to the latest book from Food First, the global food movement is diverse, widespread, refreshingly creative and tremendously powerful. Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems brings us the words, insights and vision of the remarkable farmers, workers and consumers from rural and urban communities around the globe as they address the critical question:
How can we unite to transform the global food system?
The 21 activists and practitioners contributing to this work write “from the trenches” of the food, fuel and environmental crises have much to say about our food future and the potential of this unprecedented “movement of movements.” From the writings of Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, to João Pedro Stédile of the Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement, this insightful book is a window into the thinking and actions of the people committed to bringing us affordable, healthy food in ways that harm neither the planet nor its people.
Edited by Eric Holt-Giménez
Paperback: ISBN 978–0–935028–38–6 and e-book: ISBN 978–0–935028–39–3
386 pages, paperback, $24.99 USD
e-book prices vary. See below for specific prices.
Publication date: November 1, 2011
Food First Books are distributed by Perseus Distribution, 387 Park Ave South, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016, (212) 340–8118, (800) 351–5073.
Translations are in process for Spanish, French and Portuguese.
View the United Nations Special Rapporteur or the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter speaking on the four main ways that food movements are transforming our food systems.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program has a
companion bible study guide.
Radio interview with book chapter author, Rosalina Guillén, and editor Eric Holt-Giménez.