Food First founder Eric Holt-Giménez argues in his new book that real food system change requires a radical restructuring of the public sphere.

No consumer, farmer, or activist participates in the food system without also participating in capitalism. To Eric Holt-Giménez, the director of Food First, this is a basic truth that’s too often overlooked in the struggle to change our broken food system. In his new book, A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism, Holt-Giménez delineates the basic truths of capitalism and also how they are connected to the history of our food system. Part history book, part practical guide, the book links many of the injustices associate with food to other inequities, arguing that capitalism fuels and is fuel by oppression. If we better understand

“the rudiments of how capitalism operates,”