Frontline Farmers: How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future

  • Rebecca Ellis PhD candidate, Western University
Keywords: agroecology; National Farmers Union; agrarian feminism; solidarity; alternative food movements

Abstract

This review examines Frontline Farmers: How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future, a new book about the activism of the National Farmers Union (NFU) over the past five decades. In this review I highlight the impact of the NFU in campaigns against the corporatization of the food system, their commitment to international and Indigenous solidarity, and the struggles faced by women within the organization. I also question the lack of discussion about solidarity with migrant farmworkers. Overall, this is an important book that is useful for food system activists, students and scholars. 

Published
2020-11-16
How to Cite
Ellis, R. (2020). Frontline Farmers: How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur L’alimentation, 7(2), 99-101. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v7i2.388
Section
Book/Art/Event Review