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THE END OF FOOD

By Paul Roberts

Narrated by William Dufris

     
12 Audio CDs List Price: $39.99    Your price: $6.991
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Publication Date: 03/21/2008 Running Time: 15 hrs
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Synopsis

The frightening truth about the modern food system is revealed, as the bestselling author of The End of Oil turns his attention to food and finds that the system we've entrusted with meeting one of our most basic needs is dramatically failing us.

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"William Dufris...is adept at delivering the mix of seriousness and astonishment clearly intended by Roberts." ---AudioFile

"A revealing, deeply dismaying overview of how the world's food is produced and marketed." -Kirkus

"Clear-eyed, comprehensive, and compelling. Paul Roberts has gone everywhere, read everything, and returned with the best analysis of global food economy you are likely to find." ---Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

"Spellbinding.... Paul Roberts...helps provide a reasonable and powerful map of how we got ourselves into this fix, and how we might yet get ourselves out." ---Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

Summary

The frightening truth about the modern food system.

The bestselling author of The End of Oil turns his attention to food and finds that the system we've entrusted with meeting one of our most basic needs is dramatically failing us. With his trademark comprehensive global approach, Paul Roberts investigates the startling truth about the modern food system: the way we make food, market and consume it, and even think about it is no longer compatible or safe for the billions of consumers the system was built to serve. The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production changed forever our relationship with food and ultimately left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. Over 1.1 billion people worldwide are "over-nourished," according to the World Health Organization, and are at risk of obesity-related illness, while roughly as many people are starving. Meanwhile the natural systems all food is dependent upon have been irreparably damaged by chemicals and destructive farming techniques; the pressures of low-cost food production court contamination and disease; and big food consumers, such as China and India, are already planning for tightened global food supplies, making it clear that the era of superabundance is behind us.

Vivid descriptions, lucid explanations, and fresh thinking make The End of Food uniquely able to offer a new, accessible way to understand the vulnerable miracle of the modern food economy. Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the decisions—personal and global—we must make to survive the demise of food production as we know it.


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