'Want to know what's wrong with globalization? Read this book. Want to know what you can do? Read this book.' - David Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia 'This valuable book offers a concise, yet comprehensive and systemic analysis of one of the most important issues of our time. I highly recommend it.' - Fritjof Capra, Author, The Web of Life and The Hidden Connections 'Rebuilding local food economies is one of the best ways to return power to the people. And nothing makes the case for local food better than 'Bringing the Food Economy Home' - Vandana Shiva, Author, The Violence of the Green Revolutions and Stolen Harvest
If the many social, environmental and economic crises facing the planet are to be resolved, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. Food is something everyone, everywhere, needs every day, so even small changes in the way it is produced and marketed can offer immense benefits. This title shows how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity. It would give farmers a bigger share of the money spent on food, and provide consumers with healthier, fresher food at more affordable prices. It would reduce transport, greenhouse gas emissions and the need for toxic agricultural chemicals. It would lessen the need for storage, packaging, refrigeration and artificial additives, and it would help revitalize rural economies and communities in both the industrialized and the developing world.