In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 1594201455
Year 2008-01
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods.

In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 0606366644
Year 2009-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we?re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Pa

The Omnivore s Dilemma

The Omnivore s Dilemma Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 1408812185
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 450
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet.

Cooked

Cooked Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 9780141975634
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES 'It's not often that a life-changing book falls into one's lap ... Yet Michael Pollan's Cooked is one of them.' SundayTelegraph 'This is a love song to old, slow kitchen skills at their delicious best' Kathryn Huges, GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times Top Five Bestseller - Michael Pollan's uniquely enjoyable quest to understand the transformative magic of cooking Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and with earth. Meeting cooks from all over the world, who share their wisdom and stories, Pollan shows how cooking is at the heart of our culture and that when it gets down to it, it also fundamentally shapes our lives. Filled with fascinating facts and curious, mouthwatering tales from cast of eccentrics, Cooked explores the deepest mysteries of how and why we cook.

Food Rules

Food Rules Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 9780141962979
Year 2010-05-27
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much. Using those seven words as his guide, Michael Pollan offers this indispensable handbook for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable adages or 'personal policies' for eating wisely, gathered from a wide variety of sources: mothers, grandmothers, nutritionists, anthropologists and ancient cultures among them. Whether at the supermarket, a restaurant or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect manual for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat. For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. The Omnivore's Dilemma, about the ethics and ecology of eating, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is also the author of The Botany of Desire, A Place of My Own and Second Nature and, most recently, In Defence of Food.

Fear of Food

Fear of Food Author Harvey Levenstein
ISBN-10 9780226473741
Year 2012-03-08
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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A food historian reveals the people and interests that have created and exploited food worries over the years, questioning these "experts" in order to free Americans from the fears that cloud our food choices.

The Third Plate

The Third Plate Author Dan Barber
ISBN-10 9780143127154
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Barber explores the evolution of American food from the 'first plate,' or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the 'second plate' of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the 'third plate,' a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat"--Provided by publishe

Catching Fire

Catching Fire Author Richard W. Wrangham
ISBN-10 9781846682865
Year 2010
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour. As our ancestors adapted to using fire, humans emerged as "the cooking apes". Covering everything from food-labelling and overweight pets to raw-food faddists, Catching Fire offers a startlingly original argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. "This notion is surprising, fresh and, in the hands of Richard Wrangham, utterly persuasive ... Big, new ideas do not come along often in evolution these days, but this is one." -Matt Ridley, author of Genome

The Lost Art of Feeding Kids

The Lost Art of Feeding Kids Author Jeannie Marshall
ISBN-10 9780807033005
Year 2014-01-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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A lively story of raising a child to enjoy real food in a processed world, and the importance of maintaining healthy food cultures In Italy, children traditionally sat at the table with the adults eating everything from anchovies to artichokes. Their appreciation of seasonal, regional foods influenced their food choices and this passing down of traditions turned Italy into a world culinary capital. But now, parents worldwide are facing the same problems as American families with the aggressive marketing of processed foods and the prevalence of junk food wherever children gather. While struggling to raise her child, Nico, on a natural, healthy, traditional Italian diet, Jeannie Marshall, a Canadian who lives in Rome, sets out to discover how such a time-tested food culture could change in such a short time. At once an exploration of the U.S. food industry’s global reach and a story of finding the best way to feed her child, The Lost Art of Feeding Kids will appeal to parents, food policy experts, and fans of great food writing alike.

Defending Beef

Defending Beef Author Nicolette Hahn Niman
ISBN-10 9781603585361
Year 2014-10-31
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists that livestock--goats, sheep, and others, but especially cattle--are Public Enemy Number One. They erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization bolstered the credibility of this notion with its 2007 report that declared livestock to be the single largest contributor to human-generated climate-change emissions. But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly. In her new book, Defending Beef, environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for the Earth. The impact of grazing can be either negative or positive, depending on how livestock are managed. In fact, with proper oversight livestock can actually play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by performing the same functions as the natural herbivores that once roamed and grazed there. She shows how dispersed, grass-based, smaller-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production. And while no single book could definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the Earth's growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world's future food system looks like, livestock can and must be part of the solution.

The Ethics of What We Eat

The Ethics of What We Eat Author Peter Singer
ISBN-10 9781605296074
Year 2007-03-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it was raised humanely. The Ethics of What We Eat explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer and Mason offer ways to make healthful, humane food choices. As they point out: You can be ethical without being fanatical.

Real Dirt

Real Dirt Author Harry Stoddart
ISBN-10 1771800119
Year 2013-08
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher
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Real Dirt is a groundbreaking book for any reader interested in learning more about where food comes from. Harry Stoddart shares years of experience and knowledge in his quirky dissection of agriculture and what we eat. Among his many achievements, he has developed a farming system he believes is the starting point for genuinely sustainable agriculture. A sixth-generation farmer, Harry bought his parent s swine confinement animal feeding operation two decades ago. He converted the farm to be a certified organic system and then to a new one he feels will transform the way we raise and grow our food. He shares this story and more with readers in Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer s Guide to Sustainable Eating. Harry tackles the major food industry problems, delving into the science and economic issues surrounding sustainable farming. He navigates the whys and hows of GMOs, resistance-building doses of antibiotics, pesticides, and confinement animal housing, while elaborating on how he damaged the environment more in his first years as an organic farmer than as a conventional farmer. Harry skillfully educates eaters about how they can individually participate in and demand sustainable agriculture. Real Dirt challenges consumers to choose a better future for food production. I found it very persuasive on many points. Also well written and clear and funny. Congratulations-- it's an important contribution to the conversation. -Michael Pollan, Author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2013) and New York Times bestseller Food Rules: An Eater s Manual (2010) The most important person to read the message contained in these pages is every consumer, and that's you! Your life will be better for it .You may be shocked but you won't be disappointed. Elwood Quinn, La Ferme Quinn, Rare Breeds Canada [Real Dirt] provides the casual reader with a thoughtful and deeper understanding as to how society can have an impact on the way our food is produced . Read it you will be informed, entertained and find a personal role for your involvement in our food production practices. Dr. Frank Ingratta, Retired Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Real Dirt is a thoughtful and well researched look at our agriculture and food system Real Dirt is a must read for anyone who is actually interested in learning about and discussing how to improve our food system for the long term. Rob Hannam, Owner, Synthesis Agri-Food Network

The Carnivore s Manifesto

The Carnivore s Manifesto Author Patrick Martins
ISBN-10 0316365661
Year 2014-08-02
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher
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We have evolved 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 organize zealotry and the misleading jargon of food labeling to outline realistic steps everyone can take to be part of the sustainable-food movement. With wit, and insight, and no small amount of provocation, THE CARNIVORE'S MANIFESTO is both a revolutionary call to arms and a rollicking good read that will inspire, engage, and challenge anyone interested in the way we eat today.

Eat This Book

Eat This Book Author Dominique Lestel
ISBN-10 9780231541152
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them, and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ethically and sustainably. The position of vegans and vegetarians is unrealistic and exclusionary. Eat This Book calls at once for a renewed and vigorous defense of animal rights and a more open approach to meat eating that turns us into responsible carnivores. A leading French philosopher who has written extensively on animal agency and welfare, Lestel skillfully synthesizes Western philosophical views on the moral status of animals and holistic cosmologies that recognize human-animal reciprocity. Vegetarianism isolates humans from the world by refusing to accept that cruelty, violence, and conflicting interests are part of life. Lestel presents the carnivore’s position as more coherently ethical, describing how meat-eaters assume completely, which is to say metabolically, their animal status, appreciating fully the life-giving power of animal flesh. Lestel vehemently condemns factory farming and the terrible footprint of industrial meat eating. His goal is to promote a kinship between humans and animals that we can all support and that in practice reminds us what it means to be tied inextricably to the world.

The Unhealthy Truth

The Unhealthy Truth Author Robyn O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780767930710
Year 2009
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Random House LLC
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Uses research conducted in Europe to argue that America's food supply contains toxins that can be blamed for increases in such conditions as ADHD, allergies, cancer, and asthma among children.