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Food, Health, and the Environment

Food, Health, and Environment is a series that explores the environmental, health, economic, social, and cultural aspects of food systems at local, regional, national, and global levels.

The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

An analysis of the successes and failures of the organic movement, focusing on coalition dynamics, movement-state relations, and market-based strategies for social change.

The story of how the emerging food justice movement is seeking to transform the American food system from seed to table.

An account of the shift in focus to access and fairness among San Francisco Bay Area alternative food activists and advocates.

An examination of the transformation of the Japanese diet from subsistence to abundance and an assessment of the consequences for health, longevity, and the environment.

The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops

An examination of how advocates for alternative agriculture confront “science-based” regulation of genetically engineered crops.

Race, Class, and Sustainability

Documents how racial and social inequalities are built into our food system, and how communities are creating environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives.

An examination of political conflicts over pesticide drift and the differing conceptions of justice held by industry, regulators, and activists.

Experts examine the ways transnational corporations exercise power over governance of the global food system and the implications this has for sustainability

Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Practitioners and scholars from a range of disciplines discuss how midsize farms can better connect with consumers, organize collectively to develop markets for their products, and promote public policies that address agriculture-of-the-middle issues.

Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Combining interdisciplinary research with case- study analysis at scales ranging from the local to the global, Confronting the Coffee Crisis reveals the promise and the perils of efforts to create a more sustainable coffee industry

Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks