The problem today is that society has an unrealistic view of food. The spirituality, nutrition and lifestyle associated with growing food, harvesting food, preparing and cooking food have become so... More > disconnected that we often have trouble remembering that food has a purpose: to sustain our bodies and keep us healthy.
We also have an unrealistic view of what war, as a foreign policy can accomplish. War and food production intersect in two ways: first, soldiers and farmers deal with oft-obstructive bureaucracies, and second, the farm is increasingly becoming a healing lifestyle for our wounded vets.< Less
This book was inspired by 4 generations of cantankerous relatives on both sides of my family, the miners, farmers, domestics, recluses, misogynists, teachers and dreamers who never stopped hoping. It... More > is a fictionalized account of family history on my father's side of the family, tracing my great-great grandfather's legacy as a black Cherokee union organizer.< Less
The high price of food and the current economic uncertainty around the world are changing the way we view our food distribution system. Food security activists and environmental justice... More > organizations are making unlikely alliances with former opponents. "The enemy of my enemies is my friend" perspective points to a new paradigm in social activism.< Less