The food system is broken and grocery stores are a big part of the problem, according to author Jon Steinman. Steinman spent years researching the money and health and environmental impact of our grocery system, which is dominated by large food conglomerates.
In his book “Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants" (New Society Publishers/2019), he presents the food co-op as an often overlooked but important tool for making big changes in the food world. Steinman proposes that ensuring fair pay for farmers and strengthening access to healthy food, makes the food co-op the most sustainable answer.
Host Frank Stasio speaks with Steinman ahead of his talk at the French Broad Food Co-Op in Asheville Tuesday, June 18.