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The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

by Natasha Bowens

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The Color of Food is a vibrant, gorgeous looking book of stories told by farmers of color who are changing the landscape of farming and homesteading all over the world. I loved reading about the creativity and resilience of farmers of color as they work in community to fight exploitation, marginalization and bring good food to families and communities of color. I was amazed and heartened by the deep political organizing that is being done against corporate greed and that farmers and communities are finally being recognized as critical players as we continue to learn about race and class and culture and our food source. Thank you Edelweiss for giving me the opportunity to review this book for an honest opinion. ( )
  Karen59 | Jun 15, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865717893, Paperback)

Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands—hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media, farmers of color are still largely left out of the picture.

The Color of Food seeks to rectify this. By recognizing the critical issues that lie at the intersection of race and food, this stunning collection of portraits and stories challenges the status quo of agrarian identity. Author, photographer, and biracial farmer Natasha Bowens's quest to explore her own roots in the soil leads her to unearth a larger story, weaving together the seemingly forgotten history of agriculture for people of color, the issues they face today, and the culture and resilience they bring to food and farming.

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 culture and community, digging deeply into the places we've overlooked, and honoring 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.

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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