Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the People?s Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area

By: Nimbark Sacharoff, Shanta

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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.


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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.

Title: Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the People?s Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author Name: Nimbark Sacharoff, Shanta

Categories: Food Politics,

Publisher: PM Press: 2016-11-10

ISBN Number: 1629632325

ISBN Number 13: 9781629632322

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1033847