Feeding Each Other: Shaping Change in Food Systems Through Relationship (Paperback)
'The global food system is sick, and almost everyone knows it. But this bold, big-hearted book doesn't stop at diagnosing the problem--though it does that incisively and with style. If a just, more joyous future is possible, it begins with the ideas in this book.' Joe Fassler, food and environmental journalist and author of Light the Dark
Food does much more than fuel our bodies. Food helps us express care, create culture, and connect. But while food today might feed some of us, the growing, producing, packaging, and distributing is also killing us. Trying to 'feed the world' is accelerating the collapse of environmental, economic, and social structures. The current "solutions" aren't working. By blending research, insights from diverse thinkers, and lived experience, food systems educator Nicole Civita and story justice activist Michelle Auerbach make sense of sustenance. They demonstrate that our lives depend on the relationships we make with and through food, and make the case for a much-needed cultural shift in the way we approach food.
About the Author
Michelle Auerbach MFA, Ph.D. is an activist, writer, educator, and consultant who uses trauma-informed narrative theory to support individuals, organizations, and communities in shaping change. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Nicole Civita, JD, LL.M. is a food systems innovator, educator, ethicist and attorney. Her approach to fostering change in and through food is grounded in systems thinking and ecological knowledge, attentive to relationships of care and reciprocity, and framed by comprehensive law and policy knowledge. She is currently the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Sterling College in Vermont. She lives in Berthoud, Colorado.