Frederick Kaufman's Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food PDF

By Frederick Kaufman

A popular nutrients journalist follows the path from great Pizza to sq. tomatoes to exploding nutrition costs to Wall highway, making an attempt determine why we won't all have fit, scrumptious, reasonable food

In 2008, farmers grew sufficient to feed two times the world's inhabitants, but extra humans starved than ever before—and so much of them have been farmers. In Bet the Farm, nutrition author Kaufman units out to find the relationship among the worldwide meals method and why the nutrition on our tables is getting much less fit and no more scrumptious whilst the the world's largest foodstuff businesses and meals scientists say issues are greater than ever. to resolve this riddle, he strikes down the availability chain like a detective fixing a secret, revealing a strength at paintings that's greater than Monsanto, McDonalds or any of the opposite as a rule brought up culprits—and way more shocking.

Kaufman's fresh hide tale for Harper's, "The meals Bubble," provoked controversy in the course of the meals global, and resulted in appearances at the NBC Nightly information, MSNBC, Fox company information, Democracy Now, and Bloomberg television, besides good points on nationwide Public Radio and the BBC international Service.

  • Visits front traces of the foodstuff offer process and meals politics as Kaufman visits farms, nutrition technological know-how study labs, agribusiness giants, the United international locations, the Chicago Mercantile alternate, and more
  • Explains how foodstuff has been financialized and the robust outcomes of this modification, together with: the Arab Spring, begun over emerging foodstuff costs; farmers being positioned into bankruptcy; meals scientists dashing to make easy-to-transport, homogenized materials rather than scrumptious foods
  • Explains how the frenzy for sustainability in nutrition construction is prone to make every thing worse, instead of better—and how the increase of speedy meals is undesirable for us, yet catastrophic when you won't ever even see a McNugget or frozen pizza

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