How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat
Hardcover ISBN: 1591845971
Changing the way we think about food forever, an eye-opening exposé shows how the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate plans, funds and spreads the food science that enables it to produce cheap, imperishable rations, examining the U.S. military's influence on the American food industry. 20,000 first printing.
Adventures in the Future of Food
Paperback ISBN: 1640090320
"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 derives from five animals and twelve plants. Factory farmed meat is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions (about 14 percent, larger than transportation) and consumes 75 percent of the water in drought-prone regions such as the West. We are struck in a rut of limited choices, and the vast majority of what we eat is detrimental to our health and the welfare of the planet. But what if we could eliminate agriculture as we know it? What if we could start over? James McWilliams's search for more expansive palate leads him to those who are actively exploring the fringes of what we can eat, a group of outliers seeking nutrition innovation outside the industrial food system. Here, we meet insect manufacturers, seaweed harvesters, road kill foragers, plant biologists, and oyster farmers who seek to open both our minds and our mouths—and to overturn our most basic assumptions about food, health, and ethics. Eating Promiscuously generates hope for a more tasteful future—one in which we eat thousands of foods rather than dozens—with a new philosophy that could save both ourselves and our planet. "The author's overriding assumption is that it would be better for people, animals, and the environment if our diets were more diversified. Hundreds of plants and protein sources, he rightly notes, are overlooked in favor of a narrow range of food . . . McWilliams presents a solid argument." —Kirkus Reviews
How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer and What You Can Do About It: A Participant Guide
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1586486942
Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.
The End of Food
Paperback ISBN: 0547085974
The best-selling author of The End of Oil takes a close-up look at the modern food system to reveal how we make, market, and consume food and examines the dangerous impact of chemicals and destructive farming techniques, food contamination, and disease, as well as what needs to be done to address the situation. Includes new afterword. Reprint.
Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
Paperback ISBN: 0142180432
"Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out ofour control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove "a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide"--
Charming the Bones
A Portrait of Margaret Matthew Colbert
Hardcover ISBN: 0873386485
Born in 1911 to an unconventional, free-spirited artist mother and an eminent paleontologist father, Margaret Matthew chose a career as an artist specializing in restorations of extinct animals. She began her career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City drawing fossil bones, and there she met her husband, the noted paleontologist Edwin (Ned) Colbert. Charming the Bones portrays Margaret
Paperback ISBN: 0316069884
The award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated exposes common misconceptions about how animals are slaughtered and processed for food, drawing on sources from popular culture to national tradition to reveal how the meat industry misrepresents its practices. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The Shameless Carnivore
A Manifesto for Meat Lovers
Hardcover ISBN: 076792651x
A provocative, witty celebration of carnivorous consumption shares the pleasures of eating meat while covering the ethical issues of being a carnivore, the art of picking the right butcher, the painful experience of spending a week as a vegetarian, and the dietary, anthropological, and medical findings about meat consumption. 25,000 first printing.
The Omnivore's Dilemma
A Natural History of Four Meals
Hardcover ISBN: 1594200823
An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.
My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined Yes, Mined. and Manipulated into What into What America Eats
Paperback ISBN: 0452289289
Traces the author's pop-science investigation into the sources and manufacture of processed food ingredients, in an account that uses the Twinkie label as a guide and reveals the unexpected ways in which chemicals and other non-food raw materials are turned into common brand consumables. Reprint.