Pros: A cornucopia of ideas and inspiration for those who want to make a difference
Cons: Brief tonal confusion at first, and obviously there are no easy, one-size-fits-all answers
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review book provided courtesy of the publisher
Journalist Katherine Gustafson spent a lot of time reporting on food and environmental issues. Unfortunately, she found that these issues tend to be depressing, and after a while people don’t want to hear about them any more—we all have a limited tolerance for bad news. So she set about looking for good news to counter the bad, or as she likes to say, “hoperaking” to counter the muckraking. Back and forth she went, examining businesses, farms, and initiatives that struggle to find a new way to bring healthy, organic (or close to it), well-treated food to those who want and need it.