The Color of Food  

The Color of Food
New Society Publishers | May 1, 2015 | 240 pages

Redefining the face of the American farmer Through her compelling stories and powerful images Natasha Bowens' rainbow of farmers ... remind us that the industrialization of our food system and the oppression of our people -- two sides of the same coin -- will, if not confronted, sow the seeds of our own destruction.--- Mark Winne, Author of "Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty" ... "The Color of Food" is a stunning collection of portraits and stories that sheds light on the seemingly forgotten agricultural history of people of color. Author, photographer and biracial farmer Natasha Bowens' quest to explore her own roots in the soil leads her to unearth a larger story, weaving together culture, resilience and the critical issues that lie at the intersection of race and farming While honoring a tradition far richer than slavery and migrant labor, "The Color of Food" teaches us that the food and farm movement is about more than buying local and protecting our soil. It is about preserving community, digging deeply into the places we've overlooked, and celebrating those who have come before us. Blending storytelling, photography, oral history, and unique insight, these pages remind us that true food sovereignty means a place at the table for everyone. ... Captures the heart and souls of farmers of color... through the lens of a camera we step into the cultural history of our foods and the beautiful and proud people that grow them. ---Cynthia Hayes, Executive director of Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network ... Natasha Bowens is an author, farmer, and creator of the multimedia project The Color of Food. Her advocacy focuses on food sovereignty and social issues.

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ISBN: 9780865717893