The industrial food system has created a crisis in the United States that is characterized by abundant food for privileged citizens and "food deserts" for the historically marginalized. In response, food justice activists based in low-income communities of color have developed community-based solutions, arguing that activities like urban agriculture, nutrition education, and food-related social enterprises can drive systemic social change. Focusing on the work of several food justice groups-including Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles organization founded as the nonprofit arm of the Southern California Black Panther Party-More Than Just Food explores the possibilities and limitations of the community-based approach, offering a networked examination of the food justice movement in the age of the nonprofit industrial complex.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||University of California Press|
|Number of pages||276|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)