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Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Local and Seasonal Food versus Constant Convenience Consumerism The Globalization of Food Building Local Food Systems Regulating the Taste and Nutrients Out of Food What about Organic? Expanding Access Growing Your Own: The Most Local Agriculture Recipe: Chickweed Pesto 2 Seed Saving as a Political Act Intellectual Property Laws, Genetic Pollution, and Biodiversity Amateurism Breeds Diversity Biotech Food Safety: Corporate-Government Collusions and Delusions Worldwide Resistance to Genetically Modified Food The End of Sexuality and Other Apocalyptic Scenarios Recipe: Sprouted Seeds Recipe: Roasted Squash or Pumpkin Seeds 3 Holding Our Ground: Land and Labor Struggles Land Movements across Space and Time Farmers Resisting Real-Estate Pressures Fear and Loathing in Rural America Urban Food Production and Cultural Change Guerilla Gardeners Reclaiming Abandoned Lots Landless Farm Workers Challenging Exploitation Recipe: Eat Some Dirt Recipe: Herbal Elixir Mead 4 Slow Food for Cultural Survival Wild Rice and Other Indigenous-Food Culture Struggles Illegal Food: The War on Small-Scale Production Street Food and the Importance of the Informal Economy Rediscovering Traditional Food Processing Recipe: Gefilte Fish with Horseradish Sauce Recipe: Shav 5 The Raw Underground Challenging Milk Dogma A Brief History of Mandatory Pasteurization The Grassroots Milk Movement Shifting Legal Terrain Recipe: Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese from Raw Milk Raw Food Revival Recipe: Vegetable-Seed P¿t¿ Recipe: Flax Crackers Recipe: Massaged Kale 6 Food and Healing (or, Beware the Neutraceutical) Denial of the Obvious: The Twisted Chemical-Medical-Industrial Complex My Own Fall into Pharmaceuticals Grassroots Health Activism Recipe: Vegetable Fermentation Further Simplified Manufacturing and Marketing Confusion 7 Plant Prohibitions: Laws against Nature Controlling Dispersion The World's Most Notorious Prohibited Plant: Marijuana Recipe: Extracting Cannabis into Oil or Butter Recipe: Savory Vegetable Strudel Policing Plant Knowledge and Usages Recipes: Sassafras Tea and Root Beer 8 Vegetarian Ethics and Humane Meat Factory-Farming Horrors Varieties of Vegetarian Volition Recipe: Tabbouleh Blood on Your Hands Humane Meat Recipe: Bone Broth Recipe: Souse 9 Feral Foragers: Scavenging and Recycling Food Resources Tapping into the Waste Stream Roadkill Radicals Wild Food Scavenging Recipe: Burdock and Nettles Recycling Used Cooking Oil into Fuel Composting and Humanure 10 Water: Source of All Life Clean Water Activism Protecting the Water Commons Infrastructure Awareness Recipe: Drink More Water Epilogue: Bringing Food Back to Earth Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Food supply -- United States.
Food habits -- United States.