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

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


By (author) Sandor Ellix Katz

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  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 30mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: White River Junction
  • ISBN 10: 1933392118
  • ISBN 13: 9781933392110
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 179,091

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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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"The politics and ethics of food production and consumption touch all of our lives, and there are too few books on the subject. The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved is packed with good information and ideas. I already buy my milk fresh from the farm next door, but after reading this, I'm ready to be a card-carrying member of the raw milk underground. Read it before you go shopping again!"--Eric Robbins, Apple Valley Books, Winthrop, Maine