The food system is broken, but there is a revolution underway to fix it. Bite Back presents an urgent call to action and a vision for disrupting corporate power in the food system, a vision shared with countless organizers and advocates worldwide. In this provocative and inspiring new book, editors Saru Jayaraman and Kathryn De Master bring together leading experts and activists who are challenging corporate power by addressing injustices in our food system, from wage inequality to environmental destruction to corporate bullying.
In paired chapters, authors present a problem arising from corporate control of the food system and then recount how an organizing campaign successfully tackled it. This unique solutions-oriented book allows readers to explore the core contemporary challenges embedded in our food system and learn how we can push back against corporate greed to benefit workers and consumers everywhere.
About the Author
Saru Jayaraman is Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, President of One Fair Wage, cofounder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.
Kathryn De Master is a rural sociologist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliated scholar with the UC Berkeley Food Institute.
"In this cleverly titled collection,? ?attorney Saru Jayaraman and rural sociologist Kathryn De Master conclude that corporations control much of our food because of 'their unbridled, unregulated power over our democracy.'" — Nature
“Offers a series of roadmaps for activists who are looking to change the status quo.”
“A book for the present moment.” — Civil Eats
"Bite Back is a valuable source that brings together research, activism and strategies for action."