Best diet books of all time
Agribusiness giants don’t want you to know–or care–if the food you eat is genetically modified, factory farmed, or grown with toxic chemicals. But the rapidly growing alternative food movement is resisting these practices and helping people reclaim their connections to their food. A forty-year veteran of this movement, Mark Winne introduces us to innovative “local doers” defying industrial agribusiness and leading the charge to bring nutritious, sustainable, and affordable food to all. All across the country, these leaders are turning urban wastelands into farms, creating local dairy collectives, preserving farmland, bringing food education to children and adults in diabetes-prone neighborhoods, promoting food democracy, and empowering communities. Winne’s hope is that all of these efforts, scaled up and adopted more widely, will ultimately allow the alternative food system to dethrone the industrial–and he challenges us to go beyond eating local to become part of a larger solution, demanding a system that sustains body and soul.
More free books Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas : Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture – Mark Winne
In an age of uncertainty about how climate change may affect the global food supply, industrial agribusiness promises to keep the world fed. Through the use of factory "farms," genetic engineering, and the widespread application of chemicals, they put their trust in technology and ask consumers to put our trust in them. However, a look behind the curtain reveals practices that put […] Closing the Food Gap : Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty – Mark Winne
In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone? To […] The Carnivore’s Manifesto : Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat – Mike Edison
We have evoled as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to deny it. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In 50 short chapters, Martins cuts through organised zealotry and the misleading jargon on food labelling to outline realistic steps […] Food Revolution : How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World – John Robbins
'The Food Revolution' was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet.
Author: John Robbins
Pages: 456 pages
Size: 11.72 Mb Everything I Want to Do is Illegal : War Stories from the Local Food Front – Joel Salatin
Drawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global […] Eating Promiscuously : Adventures in the Future of Food – James McWilliams
"The need to reexamine assumptions about how we feed ourselves becomes ever more important. McWilliams does not shy from imagining radical solutions to these issues . . . Sure to be controversial." ―Booklist The human practice of farming food has failed. There are 7,500 known varieties of domesticated apples; we regularly eat about five. Seventy-five percent of the world's food […] Slow Food Nation : Why Our Food Should be Good, Clean, and Fair – Carlos Petrini
By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling "Fast Food Nation" and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and "Slow Food Nation" steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo […] Shedding Light on Genetically Engineered Food : What You Don’t Know about the Food You’re Eating and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself – Beth H Harrison
The evidence is clear and overwhelming: genetically engineered food is big business, a profitable product on the global market, and as a $6.15 billion industry in 2006, its growth and corporate power are undeniable. Despite the United States government and biotechnology industry's assertion that genetically engineered food is harmless, Americans must question its safety. The truth is […]
Best diet books of all time