Magazine article Dissent

Food and the Body Politic

Magazine article Dissent

Food and the Body Politic

Article excerpt

Americans are in the midst of a food-consciousness revival: on television, in the mouth of the First Lady, in endless articles celebrating urban agriculture can be found a sudden enthusiasm for the politically and, perhaps, spiritually curated dinner table. In this special section, writers explore the perilous state of food and food politics in America and a wide range of responses on the Left. Marion Nestle, in her essay on the farm bill, finds the roots of the existing policy disaster in Reagan-era deregulation. Mark Engler describes strands of left-wing response - buying organic, eating local, and agitating for fair trade - and the ways in which they have succeeded as well as been co-opted, asking, "What's a radical to eat?" Laurie Woolever uncovers the kind of labor exploitation endemic to the elite dining experience. Karen Bakker Le Billon compares American to French school lunches, unpacking the relationship between food and citizenship. Juliana DeVries explores vegetarianism and the generational politics of everyday life. …

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