Just Food

Just Food

Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly

Book - 2010
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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you?

Just Food does for fresh food what Fast Food Nation did for fast food, challenging conventional views, and cutting through layers of myth and misinformation. For instance, an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato. And farm-raised freshwater fish may soon be the most sustainable source of protein.

Informative and surprising, Just Food tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780316033756
Branch Call Number: 338.476413 McWi
Characteristics: xii, 258 p


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Jul 28, 2016

An open-eyed look at several potential solutions to our food production woes.

Well researched and well put together. A very enjoyable read.

Jul 19, 2011

This is a very insightful journey into the industry that provides us with our "daily bread"...I recommend anyone interested in what goes into their mouth read this book.

Apr 30, 2011

food money politics. it's good we don't know our future, because it's scary

Feb 24, 2011

This guy sounds like he is full of BS. If you want a sustainable food system, shipping foods around the world will never be it, GMO will not be part of it (we are seeing problems already). The last thing we should do is export the American Factory Farm model. As for organic, it can be very high yield. Permaculture farms are great examples of this, and they are found in many climatic regions. In fact, permaculture has been able to reverse desertification.
This is definitely not a book I recommend reading. The one thing he does get right is the topic of subsidies, and how food activists must understand how heavily big agriculture is subsidized and work to to eliminate perverse subsidies.

Dec 31, 2009

I love people that love the truth and search hard for it.
I don't know if i would come to the same conclusions as he does....I am still thinking about it...a worthwhile read about world food issues.

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