Lentil Underground


Liz Carlisle


agribusiness, community development, lentils, local food, Montana, organic agriculture, rural, US agriculture



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Policy Summary

As written by Avery Publishing, Lentil Underground, is “set in the farm belt of red state America, far from the farmer’s markets and haute cuisine of coastal cities. Lentil Underground confronts the global food system in one of the little known rural communities that will determine its fate. From the heart of Big Sky Country comes this inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent, by stubbornly banding together. Unearthing the deep roots of this movement, Lentil Underground introduces readers to a memorable cast of characters, from gun-toting libertarians and Christian homesteaders to peace-sign-waving environmental activists. Journalist and native Montanan Liz Carlisle weaves an eye-opening and richly reported narrative that will be welcomed by readers of food and farm memoirs, as well as everyone concerned with the future of American agriculture and natural food in an increasingly uncertain world.”

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