Food security is a topic that is increasingly in the public’s consciousness. Covering fast food, health food, institutional food, and more, this No-Nonsense Guide shows why and how “real food” has become scarce, dominated as it is in the West by agri-business and supermarkets. Wayne Roberts discusses nutrition, health, economics, and gives examples of effective food systems being developed by individuals, communities, and governments.
An essential guide to this important issue, this book will appeal to students, food professionals and activists, public health staff and concerned citizens – anyone who wants to understand the international food system and how it can be improved.
WAYNE ROBERTS is a leading North American writer, activist, and practitioner in community food security. Author and columnist for NOW magazine, he’s on the board of the Community Food Security Coalition and Food Secure Canada, and manages the Toronto Food Policy Council, the most respected city food group in the world. In 2008, he received the Canadian Eco-Hero of the Year award from Planet in Focus.