By Sally K. Fairfax
Can a celeb chef locate universal floor with an city group organizer? Can a maker of natural cheese and a farm employee percentage an schedule for bettering America's nutrients? within the San Francisco Bay sector, unforeseen alliances sign the widening matters of various replacement nutrition proponents. What all started as area of interest preoccupations with parks, the surroundings, nutrition aesthetics, and style has develop into a broader and extra built-in attempt to accomplish nutrition democracy: agricultural sustainability, entry for all to solid foodstuff, equity for staff and manufacturers, and public wellbeing and fitness. This publication maps that evolution in northern California. The authors exhibit that development towards foodstuff democracy within the Bay sector has been major: innovators have equipped on regularly occurring but particularly radical understandings of nearby food to generate new, widely shared expectancies approximately nutrition caliber, and activists have exact the issues that the normal nutrition procedure creates. yet, they warning regardless of the Bay Area's favorable weather, revolutionary politics, and meals tradition many demanding situations remain.
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13 Many large holdings were subdivided and sold, but large holdings did not disappear. Indeed, in many areas and for extensive uses in particular, land consolidation continued. 14 While the banks were critical to the development of large-scale, intensive California agriculture, railroads played an important and unexpectedly varied role. Following the hurried completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, improved distribution systems shaped the state’s aspirations. California’s enormous wheat farms supplied national and international markets for more than thirty years.
Belasco explored a similar topic in Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food 18 Chapter 2 Industry (1989), documenting Americans’ post–World War II embrace of highly processed, standardized food and early efforts to loosen the corporate commodities’ grip. By the time Allen’s book appeared in 1993, her emphasis on social analysis of the new entity—food systems—was as much evidence of the broadening discussion as a startling call for redirection. Public events also forced growing attention to the intersection of environmental and food issues and drew both public and scholarly attention to toxins in food and food production.
At first, all but a few notable scholars were on the sidelines; thus, the literature review in chapter 2 is more eclectic than typical, and it turns initially on important popular works—Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) and Francis Moore Lappé’s Diet for a Small Planet almost a decade later (1971). Agricultural production not only defined the discussion of food for many years, it is also reasonable to argue that the first industrial district in the Bay Area developed around the emergence of what we now regard 12 Part I as industrial agricultural production.
California Cuisine and Just Food by Sally K. Fairfax