Food Is Medicine: Recovering Traditional Foods to Heal the People

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Authors review traditional agriculture, biodiversity, and the issues brought about by colonization of people and land.


Beginning with a discussion of traditional agriculture and biodiversity, the authors review issues brought about by colonization of the people and removal from the land: from Navajo livestock reduction to commodity foods to industrial agriculture and biotechnology to the inevitable results, including malnutrition and diabetes at a rate four times higher in Indian communities than in the general population. LaDuke and Alexander then come full circle, connecting the path between the teachings of the old stories and Indian communities’ working to recover their traditional food systems.



Author: Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and Sarah Alexander

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2004

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various