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The End of Food


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ISBN13: 9780547085975
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Salmonella-tainted tomatoes, riots, and skyrocketing prices are only the latest in a series of food-related crises that have illuminated the failures of the modern food system. In The End of Food, Paul Roberts investigates this system and presents a startling truth—how we make, market, and transport our food is no longer compatible with the billions of consumers the system was built to serve.

The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production forever changed our relationship with food and ultimately left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. High-volume factory systems create new risks for food-borne illness; high-yield crops generate grain, produce, and meat of declining nutritional quality; and while nearly a billion people are overweight, roughly as many people are starving.

In this vivid narrative, Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the necessary decisions to survive the demise of food production as we know it.


Roberts investigates the modern food system and presents a startling truth--how manufacturers make, market, and transport food is no longer compatible with the billions of consumers the system was built to serve.

About the Author

Paul Roberts is the author of The End of Oil, a finalist for the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award in 2005. He has written about resource economics and politics for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Rolling Stone, and lectures frequently on business and environmental issues. He lives in Washington State.

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Cioccolata16, March 14, 2010 (view all comments by Cioccolata16)
Roberts outlines the current predicament of our food system in detail and with passion. There may be an overload of information at times; and, I definitely felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges ahead by the time I reached the epilogue. The two chapters on the evolution of the human diet and agricultural system were fascinating. The analysis of industrial agriculture and the economics that control our grocery shelves and influence world hunger and our health were particularly disturbing. Not as uplifting an ending as some other environmental/food books I've read, but he also didn't sugar-coat the facts and definitely gives his reader plenty to chew on (excuse the pun).

Read it. Think about it. Act on it.
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Roberts, Paul
Mariner Books
Industries - Agribusiness
Commercial Policy
Food Science
Food industry and trade - Social aspects
Business - General
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