Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy Of The People?s Food System Of The San Francisco Bay Area by Shanta Nimbark SacharoffOther Avenues Are Possible: Legacy Of The People?s Food System Of The San Francisco Bay Area by Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff

Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy Of The People?s Food System Of The San Francisco Bay Area

byShanta Nimbark Sacharoff

Paperback | November 10, 2016

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Other Avenues Are Possible offers a vivid account of the dramatic rise and fall of the San Francisco People's Food System of the 1970s. Weaving new interviews, historical research, and the author’s personal story as a longstanding co-op member, the book captures the excitement of a growing radical social movement along with the struggles, heartbreaking defeats, and eventual resurgence of today's thriving network of Bay Area cooperatives, the greatest concentration of co-ops anywhere in the country. Integral to the early natural foods movement, with a radical vision of “Food for People, Not for Profit,” the People’s Food System challenged agribusiness and supermarkets, and quickly grew into a powerful local network with nationwide influence before flaming out, often in dramatic fashion. Other Avenues Are Possible documents how food co-ops sprouted from grassroots organizations with a growing political awareness of global environmental dilapidation and unequal distribution of healthy foods to proactively serve their local communities. The book explores both the surviving businesses and a new network of support organizations that is currently expanding.
Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff migrated from a small village in India to New York, eventually settling in San Francisco, where she felt at home with the foodcentric and co-op-friendly atmosphere. Shanta has been involved in the cooperative movement for more than three decades and works at Other Avenues, a worker-owned food co-op from the “ne...
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Title:Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy Of The People?s Food System Of The San Francisco Bay AreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 10, 2016Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629632325

ISBN - 13:9781629632322

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"Shanta’s passion and commitment is woven through the pages of her writing." —Praba Lyer, India Currents