The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on a National Research Council report that endorses sustainable food, by which they mean "everything from the locavore, organic and 'slow food' movements to animal welfare advocacy." The report found that industrial agriculture, while providing efficiently produced, low-cost, food, has also created "enormous external costs on the environment, human health, animal welfare and workers that are not included in the price of food."
The Chronicle article quotes Shuemphasizes the role of young people in embracing sustainable food, as well as Michael Pollan's writings, the Food Network popularizing home cooking, and First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign. An oversimplification, perhaps - but certainly part of what's going on. I'd like to include small-scale farmers and homesteaders - young and old - in the revolution.