The approach begins by laying out the basic principles of food security and food justice in light of the diversity of food system practices and innovations in The us’s cities. The contributing authors address land access for urban agriculture, debates over city farming, new possibilities in food processing, and the marketing of healthy food. They put these basic elements—land, production, processing, and marketing—in the context of municipal policy, education, and food justice and sovereignty, particularly for people of color. Even as the path of a food product from its producer to its consumer may seem straightforward on the surface, the apparent simplicity hides the complex logistical—and value-laden—factors that create and take care of a food system. This book helps readers keep in mind how a food system functions and how individual and community initiatives can lessen the problems associated with an industrialized food system.