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1 Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified U.S. History (World Around Us)Michael Hoerger; Mia Partlow Microcosm Publishing 1934620416 / 9781934620410 PAPERBACK


1934620416 What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reaganomics have in common? Food, of course! Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow collect, contextualize and graphically narrate declassified government documents with food as a theme! Over 500,000 declassified memos, debriefings and transcripts were combed to uncover some of the most important and iconic people and narratives from US history. Providing a voyeuristic insight into the US government, these documents are like reality TV for politicos and foodies: Assassinations by milkshake, subliminal popcorn cravings, Reagan's love of hydroponics, and what could be Fred Hampton's most radical action?giving ice cream to small children. Illustrated throughout by Nate Powell. 
Price: 9.00 USD

2 Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food FrontSalatin, Joel Polyface 2007 0963810952 / 9780963810953 PAPERBACK


0963810952 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 338 p. Audience: General/trade. Drawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to nonorganic farming practices. Salatin's expert insight explains why local food is expensive and difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper understanding of the industrial food complex. 
Price: 21.50 USD

3 Food Not BombsButler, C. T.; McHenry, Keith See Sharp Press 1884365213 / 9781884365218 PAPERBACK


1884365213 This is an excellent book, detailing this group (Food Not Bombs, which grew from a small anti-nuke collective into a decentralised international organization, with autonomous chapters throughout the world. This book is an indispensable resource for challenging capitalism, through the direct redistribution of food. Includes stories of specific actions, recipes, and clip art. Try to find this book through a small independent bookstore, not a ultra capitalistic corporate website. Don't buy into consumerism, get involved! "The Revolution Will Be Catered! 
Price: 21.50 USD

4 Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the People?s Food System of the San Francisco Bay AreaNimbark Sacharoff, Shanta PM Press 1629632325 / 9781629632322 PAPERBACK


1629632325 Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Other Avenues Are Possible offers a vivid account of the dramatic rise and fall of the San Francisco People?s Food System of the 1970s. Weaving new interviews, historical research, and the author?s personal story as a longstanding co-op member, the book captures the excitement of a growing radical social movement along with the struggles, heartbreaking defeats, and eventual resurgence of today?s thriving network of Bay Area cooperatives, the greatest concentration of co-ops anywhere in the country. Integral to the early natural foods movement, with a radical vision of ?Food for People, Not for Profit,? the People?s Food System challenged agribusiness and supermarkets, and quickly grew into a powerful local network with nationwide influence before flaming out, often in dramatic fashion. Other Avenues Are Possible documents how food co-ops sprouted from grassroots organizations with a growing political awareness of global environmental dilapidation and unequal distribution of healthy foods to proactively serve their local communities. The book explores both the surviving businesses and a new network of support organizations that is currently expanding. 
Price: 13.00 USD

5 Stuffed and Starved (PM Audio)Patel, Raj PM Press 2010 1604861037 / 9781604861037 Audiobook CD


1604861037 New in new dust jacket. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! PM Audio, 10. Audience: General/trade. How can starving people also be obese? Why does everything have soy in it? How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food? It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before (800 million) while there are also more people overweight (1 billion). On this audio CD, Raj Patel talks about his investigation to find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it. His research took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India's wrecked paddy-fields and Africa's bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope--in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. 
Price: 13.00 USD

6 Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food CommunitiesPetrini, Carlo Chelsea Green Publishing 1603582630 / 9781603582636 PAPERBACK


1603582630 More than twenty years ago, when Italian Carlo Petrini learned that McDonald?s wanted to erect its golden arches next to the Spanish Steps in Rome, he developed an impassioned response: he helped found the Slow Food movement. Since then, Slow Food has become a worldwide phenomenon, inspiring the likes of Alice Waters and Michael Pollan. Now, it?s time to take the work of changing the way people grow, distribute, and consume food to a new level. On a global scale, as Petrini tells us in Terra Madre, we aren?t eating food. Food is eating us. Large-scale industrial agriculture has run rampant and penetrated every corner of the world. price of food is fixed by the rules of the market, which have neither concern for quality nor respect for producers. People have been forced into standardized, unnatural diets, and aggressive, chemical-based agriculture is ravaging ecosystems from the Great Plains to the Kalahari. Food has been stripped of its meaning, reduced to a mere commodity, and its mass production is contributing to injustice all over the world. In Terra Madre, Petrini shows us a solution in the thousands of newly formed local alliances between food producers and food consumers. And he proposes expanding these alliances?connecting regional food communities around the world to promote good, clean, and fair food. end goal is a world in which communities are entitled to food sovereignty?allowed to choose not only what they want to grow and eat, but also how they produce and distribute it. 
Price: 18.00 USD

7 The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food MovementsKatz, Sandor Ellix Chelsea Green Publishing 2006 1933392118 / 9781933392110 PAPERBACK


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. 
Price: 18.00 USD

8 The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and SustainabilityKeith, Lierre Flashpoint 2009 1604860804 / 9781604860801 PAPERBACK


1604860804 ORDER FROM A SMALL INDEPENDENT, NOT FROM A HUGE CUT-THROAT CORPORATE SELLER! New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 309 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. We've been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we ve been led astray--not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil--the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them. Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics. Reviews: This book saved my life. Not only does Vegetarian Myth make clear how we should be eating, but also how the dominant food system is killing the planet. This necessary book challenges many of the destructive myths we live by and offers us a way back into our bodies, and back into the fight to save the planet. --Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame and A Language Older than Words Everyone who eats should read this book. Everyone who eats vegetarian should memorize it This is the single most important book I ve ever read on diet, agriculture, and ecology. --Aric McBay, author of What We Leave Behind and Peak Oil Survival About the Author: Lierre Keith is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels and is currently co-writing a book with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay about strategy for the environmental movement. She splits her time between Northampton, MA and Humboldt, CA. 
Price: 18.00 USD

9 Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (Tofu Hound Press)Torres, Bob; Torres, Jenna PM Press 2009 1604860154 / 9781604860153 PAPERBACK


1604860154 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 196 p. Audience: General/trade. Going vegan is easy, and even easier if you have the tools at hand to make it work right. In the second edition of this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help you learn to love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, and stories, this book is the key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world that doesn't always get what you're about. In this sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that's not afraid to tell it like it is, you will: find out how to go vegan in three weeks or less with our "cold tofu method", discover and understand the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism, learn how to convince family, friends, and others that you haven't joined a vegetable cult by going vegan, get some advice on dealing with people in your life without creating havoc or hurt feelings, learn to survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores, find advice on how to respond when people ask you if you "like, live on apples and twigs. " In a revised and rewritten second edition, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World is your guide to embracing vegan freakdom. Come on, get your freak on!. 
Price: 13.00 USD


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