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From Farm to Fork

Perspectives on Growing Sustainable Food Systems in the Twenty-First Century

Sarah Morath

312 pages
University of Akron Press
Interest in the food we eat and how it is produced, distributed, and consumed has grown tremendously in the last few years. Consumers are exchanging highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, and pesticide-contaminated food often associated with big agribusinesses for fresh produce grown using organic methods. The growth of farmers markets from 1,755 in 1994 to over 7,500 today, in both urban and rural areas, is just one indication that consumers are interested in knowing who produced their food and how the food was produced. This book addresses the importance of creating food systems that are sustainable by bringing together a number of experts in the fields of law, economics, nutrition, and social sciences, as well as farmers and advocates. These experts share their perspectives on some of the pressing issues related to sustainable food systems and offer solutions for achieving healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems in the future.
Author Bio
Sarah Morath is an associate professor of legal writing at The University of Akron School of Law. In addition to teaching courses in legal research and writing and judicial opinion drafting, Professor Morath teaches environmental law and animal law. Professor Morath's scholarship focuses on legal writing pedagogy, environmental law, and agricultural and food law.Professor Morath received her BA from Vassar College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Master's of Environmental Studies from Yale University and her JD from the University of Montana School of Law.