Food Justice: A Primer

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Food Justice: A Primer is now available for purchase via Amazon.

Now also available at Housmans Bookshop, London’s premiere radical bookstore.
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ENDORSEMENTS:

“This incredible book is thoughtful, inclusive and comprehensive and provides the requisite readings and perspectives to fully understand and address the issues and challenges before us – locally and globally. Most importantly, it is a call to action that resonates with my favorite three words: Si Se Puede!”

Stephen Ritz
Top Ten Finalist, Global Teacher Prize
Founder, Green Bronx Machine

“This is an incredibly urgent intersection that needs to be addressed by both the vegan/animal rights movement and greater food justice movement. Rodriguez hits the nail on the head – we cannot solve one without the other. Animal rights activists need to understand that getting the world to ‘go vegan,’ especially without consideration as to where our plant foods come from, will not automatically fix local, national, and global systems of food production and redistribution. Meanwhile, food justice activists need to understand that the production and consumption of animal products works directly against their own objectives. I’m thrilled that there is finally a book that addresses these discrepancies to both audiences. This is a new favorite that I will definitely be recommending to all my friends and colleagues.”

Karla R Vargas
Co-founder, La Raza for Liberation

Food Justice: A Primer critically examines the overlapping connections between various liberation movements, managing to do so unapologetically yet accessibly. This is the perfect read for anyone who cares about changing the world.”

Jasmin Singer
Senior Editor, VegNews Magazine
Co-host, Our Hen House podcast

Food Justice: A Primer meets at an important intersection between agriculture’s environmental impact, food scarcity, distribution dilemmas, racism, and agricultural injustice to all living beings. These complex roads merge here and make a clear, comprehensive connection that guides us to global solutions.

Food is a fundamental necessity, pleasure, and right for all living beings. Yet, there has never been a stronger disconnect between what we choose to eat and the impact those choices have on our planet and the living beings who inhabit it. This powerful, collaborative effort exposes the truth behind our broken food system and that awareness can help water and grow a healthier approach to nourish and protect everyone.

There has never been a stronger disconnect between what we choose to eat and the impact those choices have on our planet and the living beings who inhabit it. Food Justice: A Primer draws critical connections between agriculture’s environmental impact, food scarcity, distribution dilemmas, and justice for all– human and non-human alike. This powerful, collaborative effort exposes the truth behind our broken food system and that awareness can help water and grow a healthier approach to nourish and protect everyone.

With 7.5 billion people on the planet today, there has never been a stronger disconnect between what we choose to eat and the impact those choices have on our planet and the living beings who inhabit it. Food Justice: A Primer draws critical connections between agriculture’s environmental impact, food scarcity, inequality, and justice for all– human and non-human alike. This powerful, collaborative effort is a must-read for anyone who eats.”

Hope Bohanec
Executive Director, Compassionate Living

SUMMARY:

Food Justice: A Primer is a collection of essays by activists, academics, farmers, and others involved in the Food Justice Movement examining food justice and food sovereignty from a variety of angles. These essays range in scope and tone from personal, hands-on experiences to macro-level observations of how communities’ ability to both access healthful, justly-produced food and determine for themselves how they are fed can be improved upon, including efforts currently underway toward these ends.

For too long, the Food Justice Movement has been senselessly divided between those who focus on the rights of humans and those who uphold the rights of nonhumans. In truth, the most just and efficient way forward to promote this cause is for these communities to come together and work in solidarity with one another, as myriad individuals and organizations around the world demonstrate with their hard work and careful analysis. This book aims to illustrate why this is necessary while confirming that it is possible, in hopes of inspiring further cooperation and collaboration between seemingly disparate causes under the umbrella of Food Justice.

Every book sold helps support Casa Vegana de la Comunidad, a community-led food justice project from Chilis on Wheels based in Puerto Rico. Chilis on Wheels founded the now-permanent community house after providing hurricane relief to thousands of Puerto Ricans after hurricane Maria in 2017. The organization also helps provide food and other resources to homeless people and nonhuman people through its various chapters across mainland U.S.

Paperback:
 248 pages
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishers (July 19, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998994634
ISBN-13: 978-0998994635

© Saryta Rodríguez, 2018