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The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements, Katz, Sandor Ellix

Author Name    Katz, Sandor Ellix

Title   The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   New

Publisher    Chelsea Green Publishing 2006

ISBN Number    1933392118 / 9781933392110

Seller ID   ALIBRIS.0009077

1933392118 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 378 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition. Chapter Topics Include: Local and Seasonal Food versus Constant Convenience Consumerism; Seed Saving as a Political Act; Holding Our Ground: Land and Labor Struggles; Slow Food for Cultural Survival; Raw Underground; Beware the Nutraceutical: Food and Healing; Plant Prohibitions: Laws Against Nature; Vegetarian Ethics and Humane Meat; Feral Foragers: Scavenging and Recycling Food Resources; and Water: Source of All Life "This revolution will not be genetically engineered, pumped up with hormones, covered in pesticides, individually wrapped, or microwaved..This revolution is wholesome, nurturing, and sensual. This revolution reinvigorates local economies. This revolution rescues traditional foods that are in danger of extinction and revives skills that will enable people to survive the inevitable collapse of the unsustainable, globalized, industrial food system. " Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved.

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An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles and passing through inscrutable supply chains, and controlled by multinational corporations. In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. Most of us know almost nothing about how our food is grown or produced, where it comes from, and what health value it really has. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that. In The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation, Chelsea Green 2003) profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition.

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