On Sunday, June 26, Books, Inc. and the Ecology Center host author Oran Hesterman as he introduces his new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Fair Food is a guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold. So how is Fair Food different from all the other books out there on food issues?
“So far in this fair food movement, we have seen a lot written about what the problems are,” Hesterman says. “When people write about solutions, the suggestions are generally about eating local, eating organic. This book takes you far beyond that. It’s not that it’s unimportant to focus on what you’re doing in your kitchen, but it’s equally important to move beyond your refrigerator and engage as a fair food citizen. If we are going to redesign and shift our food system, it is going to happen not only because each of us are spending our food money differently, eating fair food at home, and supporting local farmers and regional agriculture, it’s also because we are working together to change public policy.”
This author event is free, at Books, Inc. Berkeley on 1760 Fourth Street. Click here for more information.