Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Book Launch - Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community

December 1st, 2010, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Estevan Room - Hilton Garden Inn
90 – 22nd St East
Saskatoon, SK

The National Farmers Union, Fernwood Publishing, Turning the Tide Bookstore and the Saskatoon Anarchist Bookfair present:

A Book Launch
with editors Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Nettie Wiebe
and local authors Carla Fehr, Jim Handy and more TBA in attendance.
Admission Free
All Ages/Licensed with ID
Wheelchair Accessible

Book copies will be available at the event and in advance at Turning the Tide Bookstore for $24.95 plus GST.



Food Sovereignty
Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community
Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, Hannah Wittman

Advocating a practical, radical change to the way much of our food system currently operates, this book argues that food sovereignty is the means to achieving a system that will provide for the food needs of all people while respecting the principles of environmental sustainability, local empowerment and agrarian citizenship. The current high input, industrialized, market-driven food system fails on all these counts. The UN-endorsed goal of food security is becoming increasingly distant as indicated by the growing levels of hunger in the world, especially among marginalized populations in both the North and South. The authors of this book describe the recent emergence and the parameters of an alternative system, food sovereignty, that puts the levers of food control in the hands of those who are both hungry and produce the world’s food – peasants and family farmers, not corporate executives. As the authors show in both conceptual and case study terms, food sovereignty promises not only increased production of food, but also food that is safe, food that reaches those who are in the most need, and agricultural practises that respect the earth.

ISBN: 9781552663745
Price: $24.95 CAD
Hardcover ISBN: 9781552663905
Hardcover Price: $49.95 CAD
Publication Date: Sep 2010
Rights: Canada
Pages: 224

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