The End of Food

The End of Food

Book - 2008
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The frightening truth about the modern food system: the way we make it, market it and consume it. While millions of people are starving, millions more worldwide are "overnourished". Chemicals and destructive farming techniques have done irreparable damage.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Company, c2008
ISBN: 9780618606238
Branch Call Number: 363.8 ROB
Characteristics: xxvi, 390 p. ; 24 cm

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Mar 07, 2016

The End of Food --- by --- Paul Roberts.
This is indeed a thought provoking book: one t that should set off klaxons and send politicians and economists and activists scurrying. It’s a tale about food and what we eat; it’s about how we grow our food; it’s about food security and monocultures; it’s about soil degradation and what all of these things mean to the ability of our planet to continue to feed us adequately in spite of our burgeoning numbers. And the prospects don’t look good: in fact, they’re downright scary.
A seriously written book with bibliography and ample footnotes.

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Lauren31
Jan 12, 2015

A bit outdated now given how many things have changed since the recession, but still some very interesting concepts to think about.

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readingchef
Sep 08, 2011

Certainly food for thought ,fascinating and downright scary.

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Hadley
Jun 09, 2009

A thoughtful, balanced and well-researched book about how unsustainable our current food production methods are.

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Hadley
Jun 09, 2009

...when researchers at Skippy realized that the traditional mode for peanut butter consumption -- the sandwich -- had become too complex for time-pressed families and kids, the company introduced single-serving tubes of peanut butter, called Squeeze Stix, that kids empty directly into their mouths....And according to Datamonitor, as companies continue to tailor the snack concept to specific demographics -- working parents, for example, or teenagers whose hands are full of iPods or cell phones -- the critical thresholds for product development will be whether it "can be consumed one-handed, and whether packaging causes a mess." The future of food is as an accessory.

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