Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill by Daniel Imhoff

Book CoverFood Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill, Daniel Imhoff (Watershed Media, 2007)

Every five to seven years, Congress passes a little known legislation called the Farm Bill. It’s primarily accountable for the USDA’s annual $60 billion per year spending programs for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. But as Michael Pollan explains in the opening pages of this book, the Farm Bill is anything but bureaucratic trivia.

To a large extent, this law writes the rules and sets the playing field for our contemporary food system, determining what we eat, how much it costs, and where and how it is grown.

With concise and witty analysis, historical framing, and dozens of charts, illustrations, and photographs, Food Fight deconstructs this complex and fundamental policy.

If you eat, pay taxes, care about the health of our children and communities, the fate of family farmers, or our country’s food security, this book is for you.

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