Saturday, July 17, 2021
Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal
Agroecology. In his book titled, Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal, Mark Bittman reviews human history through the lens of food. After over three hundred pages of relating a litany of disasters from slavery to colonialism to famine to genocide to climate change to big food producing unhealthy and addicting junk, many readers may have lost the appetite to read further (or to eat anything processed ever again). But after laying out a sorrowful past when it comes to food, Bittman offers a way we can transform current practices and move toward a better future. He makes a strong case for all the benefits of agroecology. Readers interested in nutrition and public policy will find a lot to chew on after reading this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Animal Vegetable Junk from amazon.com.