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Closing the food gap : resetting the table in the land of plenty

Author: Mark Winne
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone?" "To address these questions, Winne  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Winne
ISBN: 9780807047309 0807047309
OCLC Number: 131065299
Description: xxii, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : I've come to --
shop? --
Suburbia, environmentalism, and the early gurglings of the food movement --
Reagan, hunger, and the rise of food banks --
Farmer's markets : bringing food to the people --
Community gardens : growing our own --
Food banks : waste not, want not --
Re-storing America's food deserts --
Growing obese and diabetic : going local and organic --
Community supported agriculture : communities find the way --
Public policy : food for the people --
Income disparities, poverty, and the food gap --
Conclusion : resetting America's table.
Responsibility: Mark Winne.
Local System Bib Number:
349411

Abstract:

"In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone?" "To address these questions, Winne tells the story of how America's food gap has widened since the 1960s, when domestic poverty was "rediscovered," and how communities have responded with a slew of strategies and methods to narrow the gap, including community gardens, food banks, and farmers' markets. The story, however, is not only about hunger in the land of plenty and the organized efforts to reduce it; it is also about doing that work against a backdrop of ever-growing American food affluence and gastronomical expectations."--Jacket.
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