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BTL's Dose of No-Nonsense: Serving #7

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BTL's Dose of No-Nonsense: Serving #7

A Dose of No-Nonsense is a regular sampling from the No-Nonsense Guides published by Between The Lines. Courtesy of Paula Brill from BTL.

Food is no better suited to mechanization than is sex, love, art, education, health, religion or anything else that’s close to body or soul ...

The food scene in many cities is full to busting with experiments by social entrepreneurs, co-ops, community agencies and non-governmental organizations. Community gardens, green roofs, community kitchens, farm-to-school meal programs, Seedy Saturday heritage seed exchanges, farmers’ markets, cool restaurant districts, slow food banquets, food policy councils and city food strategies are the talk of the town. Just as the Indigenous peoples of the south Pacific had scores of words for distinct forms of rain they dealt with, and the Arctic Inuit had scores of words for different kinds of snow they worked with, emerging cultures may be coming to a stage when we can develop scores of words for distinct but loose-fitting forms of collaboration that nurture, consume and honor food.

No-Nonsense Guide to World Food • September 2008 • 184 pages • ISBN 978-1-897071-44-1 • $16.00

No-Nonsense Guide to World Food • September 2008 • 184 pages • ISBN 978-1-897071-44-1 • $16.00

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