by Marion Nestle
Feb 13 2016
Weekend Reading: Fed Up
Dale Finley Slongwhite. Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food. University Press of Florida, 2014.
Yes, there’s a movie called Fed Up (in which I make a very brief appearance) but this book covers a quite different topic. It takes a tough look at the impact of widespread pesticide use on farmworkers in the area around Lake Apopka in Central Florida. Slongwhite tells the individual stories of these workers through oral histories, thereby putting a human face on callous disregard for people and the environment.