Food Worth Fighting For by Josh Sutton
From Food Riots to Food Banks

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In this passionately argued book, Sutton claims that the level of poverty today means we may see food riots again: “We need to rethink our food systems.”
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This book takes a look at food riots in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and food related social conflict, from the Newlyn fish riots to the Cod Wars. Using words and verse from contemporary broadside ballads and folk song, Josh Sutton looks closely at the evolution of the modern food system.

He suggests that the spirit of the food riot is still very much alive today, and is apparent in the practice of those engaged in providing food charity in modern Britain and in the United States, where food banks and recycling of supermarket waste are now common and vital.


 

About Josh Sutton

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Josh Sutton is a writer and illustrator with a focus on food and travel. He writes and illustrates a regular column in Camping Magazine and his features have appeared in The Guardian, The Yorkshire Post, Petits Propos Culinaires and a number of other publications including; Country Walking. He is the author of Guyrope Gourmet published by Punk Publishing in 2012.
 
Published June 30, 2016 by Prospect Books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by PD Smith on Jul 01 2016

In this passionately argued book, Sutton claims that the level of poverty today means we may see food riots again: “We need to rethink our food systems.”

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