9.30.2015

The Politics of Food Supply - Concluding Thoughts
Food Issues Book Club

Hello all!  Welcome to the NOiG Food Issues Book Club, wherein I read books about food stuff, summarize each book by chapter, and then attempt to apply that book chapter's ideas to the New Orleans food environment and my own experiences.  Fun right?!  Check out previous installations here.  I'd love it if you'd read along and join in!  And now, without further ado...

The Politics of Food Supply, Concluding Thoughts.

I honestly cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone who wants to have a thorough understanding of the history of U.S. food policy.  That said, it's an academic work and not an easy read.  But how could any exploration of such a complex subject be simple?

Potential readers should note that each chapter is written almost as a persuasive essay, taking numerous pages to refute the predominant thinking of a given nuance.  For some readers (ahem, me) this is frustrating.  But its ultimate effect is that when he gets to his real point, it's all the more clear.

In summary: want to know about subsidies and food surpluses?  Read this book.


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