FOOD FIGHT: THE CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE NEXT FOOD & FARM BILL
Author: Daniel Imhoff, Fred Kirschenmann
We highly recommend this new guide if you want to reform America’s food system. Informed input from concerned citizens is the only thing that will counter the powerful vested interests and bring us a fresh food/farm policy that serves public health, job creation, land stewardship, and even national security.Every five years, the U.S. Congress passes complex legislation called the Farm Bill. Primarily accountable for setting the budgets and work plans for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm Bill is the essential economic and policy engine that drives our food and farming system and provides nutritional assistance to millions of Americans—many children. In recent years, more and more citizens have realized how much is at stake in this political chess game.
Originally published in 2007, Food Fight is Daniel Imhoff's highly acclaimed primer on the complex issues contained within the Farm Bill. In an updated and expanded edition, Imhoff looks at this important issue. Food Fight offers a critical resource that can help concerned citizens deconstruct this challenging bill, organize their communities and press their elected representatives to serve the public good rather than vested interests.
The Guide explains:
- The Farm Bill’s connection to the national obesity epidemic
- The problems with subsidizing the expansion of corn-based ethanol
- The myths of “cheap food”
- Who wins and who loses from heavily subsidized industrial ag systems
This book is for you if you eat, pay taxes, and care about our citizenry's health, family farmers' fate, or our country’s food security.
Includes a foreword by Michael Pollan.