A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
In the ’60s and ’70s, health food stores were mostly small, local cooperatives with little resemblance to the gleaming Whole Foods or Yes! Organic Markets we have today. But a growing distrust of chemicals and pesticides in commercial food transformed a grass-roots natural food movement into a mainstream, multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today’s natural food industry.
- Joe Dobrow Author, "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods To Whole Foods--How The Pioneers Of The Industry Changed The Way We Eat And Reshaped American Business."
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