|Author||Leslie A. Duram|
|Category||Encyclopedia and Dictionary|
"This important book encourages readers to look to the past as well as the future by getting involved in their local food community. A wonderful addition to a range of collections."
For students and general readers, Duram (geography and environmental resources, Southern Illinois U. Carbondale) offers an encyclopedia that contains about 140 entries by scholars, government experts, and activists on all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives, including farmers markets, health issues, economic terms, organic big business, USDA organic standards, food labels, and organizations. Topics relate to activism, movements, and community aspects like animal welfare and vegetarian diets; agriculture subjects such as organic milk, bees, genetically engineered crops, pesticides, and water quality; animals, fish, and seafood; business and economic issues like cloning, fast food, and globalization; education; environmental issues; government agencies and policies; health; and theories and concepts like free trade.