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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Review: Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat ResponsiblyUser Review - Sally - Goodreads
Well researched and thought out, but quite dry. Feels like studying or reading someone else's dissertation, making it less accessible and therefore less effective. Read full review
Review: Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat ResponsiblyUser Review - Josh - Goodreads
Want to eat local to help the environment? Your efforts are gallant, but ultimately they are wrong. This is the message Mr. McWilliams succeeds in conveying. I've never really cared one way or the ... Read full review
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
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