Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
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 (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) 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.
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I know I'm going to hate this book, but I'm interested in his arguments about conventional v. organic agribusiness and world food production and figure I should familiarize myself with the arguments of the "other side." I'm already enraged by the tagline here though - DID YOU KNOW that "an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato"?? Well, depends on the greenhouse-grown tomato - but yes, I did know this, and the locavore movement is not an excuse to not be a critical consumer (and learn how to can and store food if possible).
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From the Golden Age to the Golden Mean of Food Production
Local Agriculture as a Means of Political Opposition
Hub and Spoke
Grassfed Freerange and Other SoCalled Solutions
Protein That Floats Above the Competition
Old Harbingers of a New Revolution
Doing the Math
Soil and Cycles
The Golden Mean
Keeping Biotechnology in Perspective
The Case of Africa
Aquacultures False Start?
A FiveGallon Bucket and a Pickup Truck
Fish Without Ponds + Vegetables Without Soil the Future
The Environmental Justice of Trade
The Golden Mean
Beyond Organic and Conventional
A Judicious Use of Chemicals
Integrating Livestock and Plant Crops