New from Discovery Books
Coming June 1, 2022
LEWIS MUMFORD AND THE FOOD FIGHTERS:
A Food Revolution in America
“Radical, outrageous, insightful…the future of food.”
-Kelly Anne Blount, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
"A top-20 best non-fiction book of the past 30 years."
-Dennis Ray, book review, Rapid River Magazine
"Don't Just Read This Book. Pass It Along!" -Jeff Minick, book review, Smoky Mountain Living Magazine
Multinational food corporations have taken over the food supply. Lewis Mumford and a misfit band of rebel food fighters battle to take back control of their food and their lives in this compelling true story about food sovereignty and food security in the heart of Appalachia.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic and then Russian hackers on our oil and meat supply created food shortages and higher prices that revealed the weak links in our global, industrialized food system—a food supply chain that promotes itself as a source of plenty for all but really creates monopolies for wealthy corporations and food insecurity for the rest of us. In Lewis Mumford and the Food Fighters, Robert Turner defines a values-based and principle-centered approach to food that can restore our health and create a more sustainable and resilient food system for future generations. Turner shows us the character traits and values that are at the root of positive human behavior and sustainable living, and the result is a guidebook to finding peace and happiness, building lasting relationships, and regaining trust in our food system.
"More so than any other artist, writers can step into your life and change it. Robert Turner is that writer.” -Dennis Ray, Book Review, Rapid River Magazine
"With biting satire and wit, Turner speaks to the heart of the problems we face with industrial agriculture.” -Cameron Farlow, Executive Director, Organic Growers School
“An eye-opening look at the future of the American farm and a revolutionary blueprint to overcome global food and climate challenges” -Kelly Anne Blount, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
"The power to discuss the modern food system in America with humor and heroes is one tall order. This book has done it. A captivating read!” - Lee Warren, Community Builder at Reclaiming Wisdom
ISBN 9781946412515 U.S. $18.95 CAN. $20.95 350 pages Pub date: 4/15/22 Paperback 5.5" x 8.5"
Also by Robert Turner
Carrots Don't Grow on Trees:
Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities
“Great Writing! This story must be told.”
-Wiley Cash, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Insightful and important. The future of local food and the ‘eat your view’ movement.”
-Jason Frye, Author, Travel / Lifestyle Writer and Food Critic
Twelve years after Michael Pollan first opened our eyes to the modern problems of the industrial food complex, organic farmer and successful businessman Robert Turner explores what has changed in our food culture and how the current ‘grow local’ and ‘farm to table’ movement is now determining where and how we live.
In Carrots Don’t Grow on Trees an organic farm takes center stage in a new kind of agriculturally-based community where residents gain closer connections to healthy food and the farmers who grow it. Turner wasn’t trying to build Utopia; the community he envisions is the next logical step for the ‘eat your view’ movement that has already changed restaurant menus around the world. Turner takes a no-nonsense business approach to saving small farms and protecting our local farming capacity while preserving the important knowledge of growing food for future generations.
"Bob Turner brings a unique and engaging perspective to a new way to rebuild community by bringing – as he puts it – “the table to the farm.” Drawing on his own experience as a developer, Bob explores the potential of the agrihood to bring together farmers and developers in a new development model that cultivates community resilience and generates multiple social, ecological and economic solutions to some of the most challenging issues of our time. A must read for anyone interested in the potential for food-focused community development to put us on the path to a sustainable and resilient future."
-Laura Lengnick, Lead Scientist, Cultivating Resilience, LLC and author of ‘Resilient Agriculture’.
"The organic, farm to table, 'eat your view' movement has gone from niche to mainstream and changed restaurant menus across the country and around the world."
"Rather than bringing food to where the people are, save the 1,500 miles and bring the people to where the food is. In fact, plant them right in the middle of it with the tomatoes and onions."
"This is where the local food movement is going, and it’s called the agricultural neighborhood, or agrihood. Why bring the farm to the table when you can bring the table to the farm?"
US: $16.95 CAN: $18.95 Pub Date: 2/1/19 ISBN: 9781946412454
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim size. 400 pages. Paperback. Also available in digital format for Kindle and Nook
About Robert Turner
Robert Turner is a farmer and writer for regional food and lifestyle magazines, and a food politics commentator. After a successful career in diverse industries and global supply chains, he now dedicates his time to helping people understand the global food web and the final conquest of the earth; our soils. He serves on the board for the nationally recognized Organic Growers School and the Buncombe County Land Conservation Advisory Board. Turner is a dedicated advocate for local farmers, regenerative agriculture and sustainable food production. Mr. Turner is a graduate from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He lives with his wife Kara on a working organic farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Mr. Turner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org