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Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne
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Jan 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780807047316

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A calm, well-reasoned and soft-spoken call to arms. —Publishers Weekly

“Fearless, intelligent, and surprisingly funny.” —Gwyneth Doland, Sante Fe Reporter

“It’s heartening to find a book that successfully blends a passion for sustainable living with compassion for the poor.”—Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, author of Harvest for Hope

“Reading this book should make everyone want to advocate for food systems that will feed the hungry, support local farmers, and promote community democracy-all at the same time.”—Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat

“By combining stories of his deep personal experience as an activist with keen insights into strategies for addressing food injustice, Winne fills a gap in the growing literature on good food, why it matters, and how to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to it. Plus, the book is a fun read. Winne’s stories made me want to meet him down at the local farmers’ market and then join him afterward for a cold beer.” —Anna Lappé, cofounder of the Small Planet Institute and author of Grub

“Part personal journey, part manifesto for creating food security in the United States, Closing the Food Gap sets out the dream of a nation without poverty and hunger, telling stories of people and community projects that have made a difference in the lives of the food-insecure.” —Rod MacRae, Food for Thought

Table Of Contents

Introduction I’ve Come to . . . Shop?
The History
Chapter One Suburbia, Environmentalism, and the Early Gurglings of the Food Movement
Chapter Two Reagan, Hunger, and the Rise of Food Banks
The Reactions
Chapter Three Farmers’ Markets: Bringing Food to the People
Chapter Four Community Gardens: Growing Our Own
Chapter Five Food Banks: Waste Not, Want Not
The Current Landscape
Chapter Six Re-Storing America’s Food Deserts
Chapter Seven Growing Obese and Diabetic; Going Local and Organic
Chapter Eight Community Supported Agriculture: Communities Find the Way
Chapter Nine Public Policy: Food for the People
Chapter Ten Income Disparities, Poverty, and the Food Gap
Conclusion Resetting America’s Table
A Note on Sources

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