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Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America

Douglas Gayeton.
Publisher Harper Design  
Format hardcover
ISBN 9780062267634
Pages/Publication Date 271/2014
Daedalus Item Code 49426
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Our current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet, says artist, activist, and filmmaker Douglas Gayeton, co-founder of the Lexicon of Sustainability and Project Localize, both of which are intended to show people how to live more sustainably. Projecting a grassroots ethos through graphic collages of photos and text, Gayeton here defines more than 200 agricultural terms like "food miles," "locavore," "organic," "grassfed," and "antibiotic free." Each entry includes detailed explanations by such leading figures in food and farming as Alice Waters, Wes Jackson, Carl Safina, Temple Grandin, Paul Stamets, Patrick Holden, Barton Seaver, Vandana Shiva, Elaine Ingham, and Joel Salatin, as well as everyday farmers, fishermen, and dairy producers. Local not only demystifies today's food-making processes and its basic terms, it provides clear and valuable information to help readers make changes in their lives that can lead to safer and more healthful and sustainable food production.

"This book shows people how they can become directly involved in fixing the broken food system in their role as consumers, by making purchases consistent with their values and with an eye on living more sustainably."—Patrick Holden

"Historian Lawrence Goodwyn once said, 'We cannot create what we cannot name,' and he's right. In his stunningly beautiful book, Douglas Gayeton gives name to the world we want and in so doing helps us create it."—Anne Lappé

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