People Taking On Corporate Food and Winning
"In this cleverly titled collection, attorney Saru Jayaraman and rural sociologist Kathryn De Master conclude that corporations control much of our food because of 'their unbridled, unregulated power over our democracy.'" * Nature * Offers a series of roadmaps for activists who are looking to change the status quo. * FoodPrint * A book for the present moment. * Civil Eats * "Bite Back is a valuable source that brings together research, activism and strategies for action." * The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener *
Saru Jayaraman is Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, President of One Fair Wage, cofounder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining. Kathryn De Master is a rural sociologist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliated scholar with the UC Berkeley Food Institute.
Foreword Marion Nestle Introduction Kathryn De Master and Saru Jayaraman 1. SEEDS Call to Action How Corporations Control Our Seeds Philip H. Howard Collective Response Taking Back Our Seeds Kristina Kiki Hubbard 2. PESTICIDES Call to Action Pesticide Purveyors and Corporate Power Jill Lindsey Harrison Collective Response Drift Catchers Combatting Pesticide Power Emily Marquez, Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, and Kristin Schafer 3. EXTRACTION Call to Action Devils Bargain: Fractured Farms or Freedom? Kathryn De Master and Stephanie A. Malin Collective Response Food and Water over Fracking Wenonah Hauter and Seth A. Gladstone 4 . LABOR Call to Action Food Workers versus Food Giants Joann Lo and Jose Oliva Collective Response Food Workers Taking On Goliath Saru Jayaraman 5. HEALTH Call to Action Fast Food Embodied: Industrial Diets Kristine Madsen and Wendi Gosliner Collective Response Moving a McMountain Anna Lapp and Kelle Louaillier 6. HUNGER Call to Action Hunger Incorporated: Who Benefits from Anti-Hunger Efforts? Andy Fisher Collective Response Progress over Poverty through Political Power Jim Araby 7. TRADE Call to Action The Corporate Stock in Trade Raj Patel and Maywa Montenegro de Wit Collective Response Food Sovereignty in Japan and Beyond Ayumi Kinezuka and Maywa Montenegro de Wit Conclusion: Stand Up, Bite Back Saru Jayaraman and Kathryn De Master Afterword: Taking Action to Create Change Judy Hertz Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Contributors Index