In the article linked below, author Michael Pollan reviews five books that address the heart of the food movement:

* Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front, by Joel Salatin 
* All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?, by Joel Berg 
* Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer 
* Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, by Carlo Petrini 
* The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society, by Janet A. Flammang

Food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently. However, according to Pollan, writing in AlterNet, these books show that:

“… Food is invisible no longer and, in light of the mounting costs we’ve incurred by ignoring it, it is likely to demand much more of our attention in the future, as eaters, parents, and citizens. It is only a matter of time before politicians seize on the power of the food issue, which besides being increasingly urgent is also almost primal, indeed is in some deep sense proto-political.”

Sources: AlterNet July 29, 2010      

Dr.Mercola’s Comments:

    The food system in the United States is in desperate need of an overhaul, and with resources like Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin and others — who are either getting the word out through books and the media or are working right in the field to grow food according to the laws of nature — the tide may finally begin to turn.

At the forefront of any revolution is knowledge, and that is the stage many are at right now with regard to the food system. Finally, many are realizing that the bulk of the packaged, processed foods found in supermarkets are not real “food” at all, but conglomerations of excessive subsidized farm crops and chemicals manipulated to taste and look edible.