Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone

How to Grow A Local Food Revolution

Imagine a food system that delivers fresh, organic food to everybody. Can't be done in a world of industrial food? We say it can, and it must, especially in these economic hard times. Here's how...

[Full table of contents of our Spring 2009 issue]

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Editor's Introduction
The Local Food Revolution.

:: Quote Page: Wendell Berry

Community taro harvesting in Hawai'i, photo by Scott Crawford, Kipahulu Ohana,
The Good Food Revolution
Can we re-connect food, people, land, and culture in time to save our food supply?
Just the Facts. YES! Magazine graphic.
Just the Facts: Food Inc.
Hunger. Pollution. Instability. Obesity. The problem with corporate food—by the numbers.


Community Food System, detail of YES! Magazine graphic
Community Food
What a healthy food system looks like.
Feet and corn cobs, photo by Leslie Friend
8 Ways You Can Join the Local Food Movement
It’s as simple as a shared meal or as complex as a garden project.
MacArthur fellow Will Allen and daughter Erika famr the inner city, photo y
Growing Power
Veggies, fish, even beef—grown in and near cities. Sustenance for urban food deserts.


Heirloom Seeds
6 Ideas for a Better Food System
Community-controlled irrigation, domestic Fair Trade, local food in supermarkets, ...
Belo Horizonte farmer produce stand, Leah Rimkus photos
The City That Ended Hunger
The people of Belo Horizonte, Brazil ended hunger, and it wasn’t that hard.
Can We Feed the World?
Illustration by Nikki McClure
A World of Grace
Across the world, people pause in gratitude before partaking. Here is a sample of what they say ...


New Crop of Farmers
The next generation of farmers and why they love what they do.
Pete Rasmussen

Michael Ann Johns

Juan JP Perez

:: JUAN "JP" PEREZ, 25
Jessica Liborio



Madhu Prakash, photo by Doug Pibel
In Rajinder's Rasoi
What a traditional Indian village kitchen can teach American schools.
Madhu shares kitchen secrets
Cleveland's asphalt vegetable gardens, courtesy New Agrarian Cneter
Fresh from ... the City
Look who’s bringing farming and fresh foods back into city neighborhoods.
Caution Farm Bill sign
A Food Bill Instead of a Farm Bill
4 YES! picks for a better Farm Bill.


Prairie, photo by Carter Johnson
Restoring the Range
The Mortenson family restored a prairie with their sane model of cattle management.
Percy Schmeiser, courtesy RLA Foundation
A Farmer Rounds Up Monsanto
How Percy Schmeiser came away with a clear win.
Stack of cookbooks, photo by Adam MacKinnon
7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis
Current trade and “aid” policies displace farmers and increase hunger in the world. Here's how to feed the world.


Food Project. Photo by John Wang
The Food Project
See young people engaging in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.
Go Organic graphic
How Hard Is It To Eat All Organic?
A Month of Organic Eating… Follow our blog.
Stack of cookbooks, photo by Adam MacKinnon
Our Ultimate Cookbook List
YES! staff share the cookbooks they turn to in the kitchen.


Online only content at
Spring 09 Online
Videos, photo essays, music, and more around the food issue.
YES! Magazine Dicussion Guide, Issue 48
Discussion Guide
Conversation starters and article summaries for the food issue.
resources guide, YES! Magazine graphic
Resource Guide
Join the local food revolution with these organizations, initiatives, and a library about good food.
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