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Consumed : food for a finite planet

Autor: Sarah Elton
Editora: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2014.
Edição/Formato   e-book : Documento : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. The world population is expected to reach nine billion people by 2050'that's nine billion hungry humans in need of food. The challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population has already been made greater by climate change, which will wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. Disruptions to  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
Tipo de Material: Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento Recursos de internet, Arquivo de computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Sarah Elton
ISBN: 9781443406697 1443406694
Número OCLC: 877892222
Notas: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014).
Descrição: 1 online resource
Responsabilidade: Sarah Elton.

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What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. The world population is expected to reach nine billion people by 2050'that's nine billion hungry humans in need of food. The challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population has already been made greater by climate change, which will wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. Disruptions to industrial-scale agriculture, along with rising sea levels, will create millions of environmental refugees, fleeing their homes in search of nourishment and safety. We have also lost touch with the soil'few of us grow our own food or even know where it comes from'and we are at the mercy of the multinationals that control the crops with little foresight about the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. This puts our very future at risk. In Consumed, award-winning writer Sarah Elton walks fields and farms on four continents, investigating not only the potential'and very real'threats to our food, but also telling the stories of those who are working hard to preserve our future. From BogotI to Beijing, Delhi to Rome, Nairobi to Toronto, people from all walks of life are creating an alternative to the industrial food we have grown accustomed to piling into our shopping carts, and in the process giving us hope not for a daunting future but for a future in which we can all sit at the table. Praise for Consumed "An ambitious and optimistic book, that takes on the food sustainability issues with clarity and skill, and warm understanding too. Through the stories and situations of farmers in India, China, France, and North America, as well as through discussions with scientists, we come to understand how local farming can indeed feed the world. A must-have for anyone interested in food." 'Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor and co-author of Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet "For anyone who gives thought to what we consume at our meal tables, this book will take you on a heart-warming trip around the world and return you home enlightened, informed and inspired. A winning argument for the sustainable food movement." 'Gill Deacon, author of There's Lead in Your Lipstick and Green for Life "Sarah Elton has written a delectable and entertaining guide to the new food revolution. How will we feed the planet's hungry billions in the decades to come' The failed experiment of more pesticides and plastic foods is not the answer. Elton travels from rural India, to the mountains of France to that most surprising epicenter of modern agriculture'downtown Detroit'to weave a hopeful story of the global reconnection with the food that sustains us. A must-read for anyone who eats!" 'Rick Smith, co-author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck.

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