Edible Action

Food Activism and Alternative Economics

By Sally Miller  

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Hunger is up, obesity is up, food-borne illness is up, farms are lost to debt and despair; the food system fails growing numbers of people across the world every day. Yet if we adjust our lens, we see ubiquitous commitments to change: food movements and enterprises dedicated to making the world a better place to eat and to live. Food initiatives–from farmers’ markets to fair trade coffee–offer a pattern of powerful alternatives to conventional food economics, which benefit only a handful of people and corporations. Edible Action argues that food is peculiarly situated to address the ills of an unjust economic system and to mobilize people against it.

  • Food
  • ISBN: 9781552662809
  • September 2008
  • 192 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Foreword: Beautiful Tomatoes and the Dance for Land
  • Lessons from History
  • Frankenfoods and the Fight to Define Nature
  • Lunch with Alternative Economics
  • Growth and Granola: The Story of the Organic Movement
  • Rich With Others: Co-operatives and Capital in Atlantic Canada
  • Hunger and Sovereignty: Strategies of Justice in the Food Security Movement
  • Fair Food: Restoring Equity to the Food System
  • Living by Our Food: Farmers’ Markets, Community Food Democracy and the People’s Economics


  • Sally Miller

    Sally Miller has worked for almost twenty years in the alternative food, agriculture and co-op sectors, as a manager, consultant, organizer an researcher. She has degrees in anthropology and environmental studies. She has taught anthropology, writing and environmental sociology, and designed and implemented curriculum, workshops and materials for non-profits and co-ops in the U.S. and in Canada. She recently helped to found the Fourth Pig Worker Co-op, a co-op dedicated to natural and sustainable building and energy use.

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