The End of Food

The End of Food

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Salmonella-tainted tomatoes, riots, and skyrocketing prices are only the latest in a series of food-related crises that have illuminated the failures of the modern food system. In The End of Food, Paul Roberts investigates this system and presents a startling trutha€”how we make, market, and transport our food is no longer compatible with the billions of consumers the system was built to serve. The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production forever changed our relationship with food and ultimately left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. High-volume factory systems create new risks for food-borne illness; high-yield crops generate grain, produce, and meat of declining nutritional quality; and while nearly a billion people are overweight, roughly as many people are starving. In this vivid narrative, Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the necessary decisions to survive the demise of food production as we know it.... in the Retail Grocery Industrya€ (November 2003): 11, /11/slottingallow ancerpt031114.pdf. Wang ... McDonalda#39;s, a€œUSA Nutrition Facts for Popular Menu Items, a€ http://www index1.html. ... N. R. Kleinfield, a€œAmerica Goes Chicken Crazy, a€ New York Times, December 9, 1984, 9405E7D71538anbsp;...

Title:The End of Food
Author: Paul Roberts
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2009-05-06

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