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America's food : what you don't know about what you eat

Author: Harvey Blatt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We don't think much about how food gets to our tables, or what had to happen to fill our supermarket's produce section with perfectly round red tomatoes and its meat counter with slabs of beautifully marbled steak. We don't realize that the meat in one fast-food hamburger may come from many different cattle raised in several different countries. In fact, most of us have a fairly abstract understanding of what  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Blatt
ISBN: 9780262026529 026202652X 0262515954 9780262515955
OCLC Number: 216938344
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2009 2009
Description: ix, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Old Mcdonald has no farm: he dies, she dies, sold --
Soil character and plant growth: nature's magic --
Grain farming: the basic crop --
Organic food: as nature intended --
Genetically modified food: food fights among adults --
Chicken, eggs, turkey, and duck: fowl weather --
Cattle, milk, swine, and sheep: raising cholesterol --
Seafood: the killing fields --
Fruits and vegetables: plants to cherish --
Food processing: what is this stuff we're eating --
Eating poorly and too much: poor health and body bloat.
Other Titles: What you don't know about what you eat
Responsibility: Harvey Blatt.
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The complete story of what we don't know, and what we should know, about American food production and its effect on health and the environment.  Read more...

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"An excellent primer on the food we eat today."--Brian Halweil, Worldwatch Institute -- Brian Halweil "Comprehensive, informative, readable: a good primer on America's food supply and eating Read more...

 
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