The End of Food, Paul Roberts
In a startling global investigation of the way we make, market, consume and even think about food, Paul Roberts reveals how modern food economy is no longer compatible with or safe for the billions of consumers it was built to serve.
The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production, using the same distribution channels that bring us cheap DVD’s, cosmetics and toys, has forever changed our relationship with food. But it has also left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1 billion people worldwide are now ‘over-nourished’ and at risk of obesity-related illness, while about as many people are starving – a perverse symmetry that is emblematic of the system’s larger failings.
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 cause contamination and disease, while big food consumers such as China and India are already planning for tightening global food supplies.
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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Author: Paul Roberts