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Just Food

Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
McWilliams, James E. (eBook - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Just Food

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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.
Authors: McWilliams, James E.
Title: Just food
where locavores get it wrong and how we can truly eat responsibly
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: [S.l.] :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: James E. McWilliams
Contents: From the Golden Age to the Golden mean of food production.
Food miles or friendly miles? : beyond the "farm to fork" paradigm of production
Organic panic : discovering agriculture's golden mean
Frankenfood? : a case for genetically modified crops
Meat : the new caviar : saying "no," or at least "not as much," to eating land-based animals
The blue revolution : ecological aquaculture and the future of floating protein
Merging ecology and economy : perverse subsidies, rational incentives, and the path to fair trade
Golden mean
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Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
ISBN: 0316148563
Branch Call Number: Downloadable ebook
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Report This Feb 20, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Jul 19, 2011
  • srstevenson rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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

Report This Apr 23, 2010
  • fletchmo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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