A comprehensive compilation of entries illuminates the key trends, activities, and themes in organic, sustainable, and local food, covering consumers, organizations, farming, policies, and much more.
· 150 comprehensive, A–Z entries cover all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives
· A chronology of the years 1860–2009 includes over 40 events, detailing the history and evolution of organic and local food
· 30 photographs depict current themes in sustainable farming and organic/local food
· A bibliography lists key references for readers who wish to follow up on a specific theme
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In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama established an organic vegetable garden at the White House, reflecting the impact and popularity of the "green" food movement at even the highest levels. Her action is no surprise. Global sales of organic products topped $23 billion in 2008 and have been growing 20 to 25 percent annually for the past decade.About the Author:
Leslie A. Duram is professor and chair of the department of geography and environmental resources at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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