Food and the City

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-02-21
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

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An award-winning food journalist examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe and chronicles a game-changing movement, a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth, and a reclaiming of communities to grow, distribute, and eat locally.

Author Biography

Jennifer Cockrall-King is an award-winning food journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the National Post, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, and other major publications. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, where she founded and runs the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop. Visit Jennifer online at www.foodgirl.ca and www.facebook.com/FoodandtheCity, and on Twitter @jennifer_ck.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
The Facade of the Modern Grocery Storep. 23
Industrial Foodp. 33
Industrial Eatersp. 47
A World in Food Crisisp. 59
The New Food Movement and the Rise of Urban Agriculturep. 73
Paris: The Roots of Modern Urban Agriculturep. 81
London: Capital Growthp. 107
Southern California and Los Angeles: A Tale of Two Farmsp. 139
Vancouver: Canada's Left Coastp. 159
Toronto: Cabbagetown 2.0p. 199
Milwaukee: Growing a Social Revolutionp. 227
Detroit: Praying for an Economic Revolutionp. 241
Chicago: The Vertical Farmp. 263
Cuba: Urban Agriculture on a National Scalep. 283
Conclusion: Greening and Eating Our Citiesp. 307
Acknowledgmentsp. 315
Glossaryp. 317
Resources for Urban Agriculturalistsp. 323
Notesp. 331
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 359
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