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Nicole Johnson is a researcher and activist living in Ventura County, California. Her kids wish she would go back to painting and stop worrying so much about the world.

“Healing ourselves is the essence of democratic development.”  –Michael Parenti, final remarks, California State University, Channel Islands, March 11, 2004.

Introduction

Our nation is awakening to the fact that convenience-oriented industrial food products, which have substantially displaced our traditional diet, have altered our collective health for the worse.  Citizens are actively seeking out food that…

“The general public must recognize that only after the demystification of U.S. agriculture will family farmers, labor, and consumers see beyond corporate agribusiness’ manipulations to the point where they will recognize that both their mutual interests and the future of agriculture can be best decided through a system that not only practices political democracy, but