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Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists. Stories and Recipes from Young People Eating What They Sow
Introduction by: Deborah Madison
By: Katherine Leiner
In the spring of 2007, I began traveling back and forth across the nation interviewing what I now know is a new breed of young people who, like many in the 60s
I grew up with a mother whose ideas about food were simple: she wanted to know where our food came from, and if it was meat, poultry or fish, what it had eaten and how it had lived and died. She believed strongly that vegetables and fruits should be organic, grown locally and not sprayed with poisonous chemicals.
In the last several decades our food supply has come under the control of a few multinational corporations. Genetically modified crops are becoming pervasive. Inexpensive, mass produced, processed food comes at a high cost (most of it hidden) to our health, our communities and our environment.
The young people profiled in Growing Roots live and work across this wide of ours and are examples of the possibility of democratizing our food for all. Sitting at their tables, I became reinvigorated and enthusiastic again about my food choices. I hope you find their stories as enlightening and inspiration as I do.
About the DIA Project
Katherine Leiner is a writer whose most recent book was a novel, “Digging Out,” published by Penguin Publishers.
33 IDEAS!, an exhibit of art, writing and ideas
Denver International Airport
This exhibit showcases visual and literary artists associated with Colorado Art Ranch as presenters, artists in residence, or Nomads at one or more Artposia. The artists were selected because they use their passion, skills, knowledge, and talent to ask questions and react to the world around them. The work, in turn, inspires us to ask questions and view the world from different perspectives.
33 IDEAS! is on display at the Ansbacher Hall: The Art of Colorado, on the walkway between the terminal and A Gates before the security screening. The hall is accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
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