No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise

May 9, 2017|
No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise by Michael S. Carolan
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In today’s fast-paced, fast-food world, everyone seems to be eating alone, all the time – whether it’s at their desks or in the car. Carolan argues that this needs to change if we want healthy, equitable, and sustainable food. We can no longer afford to ignore human connections as we struggle with dire problems like hunger, obesity, toxic pesticides, antibiotic resistance, depressed rural economies, and low-wage labor. In No One Eats Alone he tells stories of people getting together to change their relationship to food and to each other, from community farms where suburban moms and immigrant families work side by side to online exchanges where entrepreneurs share kitchen space to “hackers” who trade information about farm machinery repairs. This is how real change happens, Carolan contends, when we start acting like citizens first and consumers second.
Dr. Carolan is a professor and the chair of the department of sociology at Colorado State University. He has published over 100 peer review articles and chapters. His areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of tec...
Title:No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise
Product dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6.3 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6.3 X 0.7 in
Published:May 9, 2017
Publisher:Island Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781610918046

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