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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.

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Jefferson, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Jefferson)
For anyone who eats food this book has got to be one of the most important books you will read. While I have enjoyed books like the Omnivore's Dilemma and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this book is by far more pragmatic. Although less narrative than the other books I mentioned this book is very entertaining and educational. It really lays out all of the problems the modern food system is have and the problems it will cause for the reader and the world at large. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK.

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