An eye-opening guide to how America feeds itself and an essential companion book to the new documentary
America’s food system is broken, harming family farmers, workers, the environment, and our health. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here, brilliant innovators, scientists, journalists and activists explain how we can create a hopeful new future for food, if we have the courage to seize the moment.
In 2008, the award-winning documentary Food, Inc. shook up our perceptions of what we ate. Now, the movie’s timely sequel and this new companion book will address the remarkable developments in the world of food—from lab-grown meat to the burgeoning food sovereignty movement—that have unfolded since then.
Featuring thought-provoking original essays from:
Michael Pollan • Eric Schlosser • David E. Kelley and Andrew Zimmern • Senator Cory Booker • Sarah E. Lloyd • Carlos A. Monteiro and Geoffrey Cannon • Lisa Elaine Held • Larissa Zimberoff • Saru Jayaraman • Christiana Musk • Nancy Easton • Leah Penniman • David LeZaks and Lauren Manning • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers • Michiel Bakker • Danielle Nierenberg
This book is the perfect roadmap to understanding not only our current dysfunctional food system, but also what each of us can do to help reform it.
About the Author
Karl Weber is a writer and editor whose work focuses on social, political, and business topics. He has worked with Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, former president Jimmy Carter, and secretary of defense Ash Carter. Weber is also the proprietor of Rivertowns Books, an independent publishing imprint.
"Readers interested in environmental and food studies and public health will be thoughtfully engaged by this collection, poised to help us all understand the deep implications of the crisis in our food system and what to do about it now."—Booklist