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Just food : where locavores get it wrong and how we can truly eat responsibly

Author: James E McWilliams
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A provocative response to mixed messages surrounding the "locally grown" movement challenges popular opinions about the nutritional and environmental realities of food, revealing such information as the superior energy efficiency of imported tomatoes and the greater sustainability of farm-raised freshwater fish.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E McWilliams
ISBN: 9780316033749 031603374X
OCLC Number: 319868125
Description: viii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Food miles or friendly miles? : beyond the "farm to fork" paradigm of production --
Organic panic : discovering agriculture's golden mean --
Frankenfood? : a case for genetically modified crops --
Meat : the new caviar : saying "no," or at least "not as much," to eating land-based animals --
The blue revolution : ecological aquaculture and the future of floating protein --
Merging ecology and economy : perverse subsidies, rational incentives, and the path to fair trade.
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A provocative book that explodes the myths of the locavore movement and charts a path to truly planet-friendly eating.  Read more...

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"McWilliams has penned an illuminating account of the evolution of foodways in the colonial Americas."--Washington Post Book World "Josh Friedland "

 
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