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Growing awareness: A new relationship with food

Ancient lines of communications are being re-established between growers and urban dwellers at bustling farmers’ markets nationwide. Chickens cluck and peck happily in backyards of Charlottesville homes, and in major metropolitan settings such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Vacant lots in inner cities that once were open trash dumps now produce fresh, wholesome herbs, fruits and vegetables. These examples are not the illusionary hopes of back-to-the-earth visionaries, but realities occurring coast to coast. In a remarkable awakening, people of all ages and backgrounds are realizing something has gone terribly wrong with our commercially produced foodstuffs, and they’re doing something about it.

Evidence of this paradigm shift abounds in a recently released book, “Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat” by Tanya Denckla Cobb. She will be discussing her book and signing copies at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble.

Click here for full story: Growing awareness: a new relationship with food, Daily Progress