Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to “eat local” or “eat organic.”
Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. In Fair Food he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.
Dr. Oran B. Hesterman is the president and CEO of Fair Food Network. A former professor of agronomy at Michigan State University in East Lansing, for fifteen years he co-led the Integrated Farming Systems and Food and Society Programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.