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Author of 'The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith And Food' talks food justice

A migrant farm worker from Mexico harvests organic spinach.
John Moore
A migrant farm worker from Mexico harvests organic spinach.

Reimagining how we eat to support food justice is the subject of a new book called, "The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith And Food."

Author the Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, who is an assistant professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego, examines the intersection of America's constructed racial hierarchy, religion, the exploitation of people for food production and how we can reimagine soul food.

"Reimagining soul food begins with asking how and in what ways can I eat that brings honor to my ancestors and alleviates suffering," Carter said.

He joined Midday Edition to talk about his book.