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Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry Is Killing Us

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If we are what we eat, then, as Christopher D. Cook contends in this powerful look at the food industry, we are not in good shape. The facts speak for themselves: more than 75 million Americans suffered from food poisoning last year, and 5,000 of them died; 67 percent of American males are overweight, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States and supersizing is just the tip of the iceberg: the way we make and eat food today is putting our environment and the very future of food at risk.

Diet for a Dead Planet takes us beyond Fast Food Nation to show how our entire food system is in crisis. Corporate control of farms and supermarkets, unsustainable drives to increase agribusiness productivity and profits, misplaced subsidies for exports, and anemic regulation have all combined to produce a grim harvest. Food, our most basic necessity, has become a force behind a staggering array of social, economic, and environmental epidemics.

Yet there is another way. Cook argues cogently for a whole new way of looking at what we eat—one that places healthy, sustainably produced food at the top of the menu for change. In the words of Jim Hightower, “If you eat, read this important book!”

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This absorbing study looks at the dangers of American food production, including exposure of food to food-borne pathogens, pesticides, and much more.

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Christopher D. Cook is an author and award-winning investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Harper’s, Mother Jones, the Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, and The Economist. He lives in San Francisco.

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jamestracysf, November 20, 2010 (view all comments by jamestracysf)
Before "In Defense of Food" Cook was out in front of the Food Security movement. Best read alongside Raj Patel's "Stuffed and Starved".
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Before "In Defense of Food" Cook was out in front of the Food Security movement. Best read alongside Raj Patel's "Stuffed and Starved".
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ISBN:
9781595580849
Author:
Cook, Christopher
Publisher:
New Press
Author:
Cook, Christopher D.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.2 in 12.5 oz

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