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The latest in Disinformation’s popular series of gift-priced and mini-sized books, The Little Food Book follows the success of The Little Earth Book, tackling issues on our own plates—those affecting the food we eat: genetic modification, farming subsidies, obesity and many others.

30,000 Americans a year die of obesity, more than the total annual toll of motor accidents, firearms, drugs and alcohol combined. The World Health Organization estimates there are 500,000 pesticide-related poisonings a year. Who controls what we eat? What happens to it before it gets to us? The Little Food Book will help you understand how by tackling the issues that affect the way we eat. Craig Sams writes with authority in this collection of mini-essays, explaining the mechanics of food production and related subjects such as organics, nutrition, hormones, pesticides and GMOs.

This is a book with a fascinating range, but the dominant message is: pay attention to what you eat. Much of it harms you and the environment, and neither the government nor the food industry is on your side. This remarkable book will encourage you to take back responsibility for your own nutritional health. In the process, you will not only have fun, but you will be doing your bit for the planet.

Craig Sams is a senior figure in the UK organic community. Born in the US, he has lived in the Portobello Road area of London for many years and is the creator of the Whole Earth organic grocery brand. Craig became involved with organic food in India in 1965 after being cured of hepatitis through adopting an organic and macrobiotic diet. He is the chair of the Soil Association, the policymaking heart of the organic movement in the United Kingdom, as well as the main certification body in the UK.

Synopsis:

An explosive account of the food we eat today. This book will help you understand what's at stake.

Synopsis:

The latest in Disinformation's popular series of gift-priced and mini-sized books, The Little Food Book follows the success of The Little Earth Book, tackling issues on our own plates--those affecting the food we eat: genetic modification, farming subsidies, obesity and many others.

30,000 Americans a year die of obesity, more than the total annual toll of motor accidents, firearms, drugs and alcohol combined. The World Health Organization estimates there are 500,000 pesticide-related poisonings a year. Who controls what we eat? What happens to it before it gets to us? The Little Food Book will help you understand how by tackling the issues that affect the way we eat. Craig Sams writes with authority in this collection of mini-essays, explaining the mechanics of food production and related subjects such as organics, nutrition, hormones, pesticides and GMOs.

This is a book with a fascinating range, but the dominant message is: pay attention to what you eat. Much of it harms you and the environment, and neither the government nor the food industry is on your side. This remarkable book will encourage you to take back responsibility for your own nutritional health. In the process, you will not only have fun, but you will be doing your bit for the planet.

Synopsis:

Craig Sams tackles the complex issues surrounding the food we eat, including the obesity epidemic, genetically modified food, pesticides and government subsidies.

About the Author

Craig is one of the senior figures in the UK organic world. Born in the USA, he has lived in the Portobello Road area of London for many years and is the creator of the Whole Earth organic grocery brand, and more recently of the Green and Black's brand of organic chocolate. Craig became involved with organic food in India in 1965 after being cured of hepatitis through adopting an organic and macrobiotic diet. Setting up an organic cocoa project in Belize in 1994 is Craig's proudest achievement - "it has had a transformative effect on the economy on the Southern part of the country".

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932857030
Author:
Sams, Craig
Publisher:
Disinformation Company
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Food Science
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Food industry and trade
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
food, genetic modification, obesity, farming, food supply, nutrition
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Fragile Earth
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 Duotone photographs
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.5 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
An explosive account of the food we eat today. This book will help you understand what's at stake.
"Synopsis" by , The latest in Disinformation's popular series of gift-priced and mini-sized books, The Little Food Book follows the success of The Little Earth Book, tackling issues on our own plates--those affecting the food we eat: genetic modification, farming subsidies, obesity and many others.

30,000 Americans a year die of obesity, more than the total annual toll of motor accidents, firearms, drugs and alcohol combined. The World Health Organization estimates there are 500,000 pesticide-related poisonings a year. Who controls what we eat? What happens to it before it gets to us? The Little Food Book will help you understand how by tackling the issues that affect the way we eat. Craig Sams writes with authority in this collection of mini-essays, explaining the mechanics of food production and related subjects such as organics, nutrition, hormones, pesticides and GMOs.

This is a book with a fascinating range, but the dominant message is: pay attention to what you eat. Much of it harms you and the environment, and neither the government nor the food industry is on your side. This remarkable book will encourage you to take back responsibility for your own nutritional health. In the process, you will not only have fun, but you will be doing your bit for the planet.

"Synopsis" by , Craig Sams tackles the complex issues surrounding the food we eat, including the obesity epidemic, genetically modified food, pesticides and government subsidies.
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