Multcolib Research Picks Food for Thought
Annotation:The author of Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma tells us how to eat well, for instance, "Don't eat anything with more than five ingredients."
Annotation:Dedicated to the prospect of preserving heirloom plants, Buchanan pens a memoir mixed with a kind of farm travelog in which he champions food diversity. -Library Journal
Annotation: When the author set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs and fowl, year-round.
Annotation: Discusses how urban agriculture can help revolutionize the environmentally unsustainable modern food industry, providing evidence of thriving urban farms within "food deserts" and describing the global movement towards alternative food production.
Annotation:Profiles 26 women in the sustainable food industry who are working towards a more holistic food system in America and shows how you can join them, whether you want to start a farm or simply become a better consumer.
Annotation:The author explains how to build a grassroots community agriculture network in the urban environment.
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What are people thinking and saying about food these days? Agriculture? Shortages? Diet? Animal Welfare? Just a sample of many books on the subject of what is eaten.