Food choice and sustainability

why buying local, eating less meat, and taking baby steps won't work

Food choice and sustainability (2013)

470 pages

English language

Published June 15, 2013

ISBN:
9781626524354
OCLC Number:
865505136

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1 star (1 review)

Food choice and sustainability tackles the critical issue of the global depletion of our natural resources drawing attention to what might seem an unlikely spot: our dinner plates.

Really, really can't recommend

1 star

This book should be right up my street -- an argument for veganism in terms of the environmental impact, while also touching on the health and ethical implications. Having read it, though, I have literally no idea how this book gets the glowing reviews it gets elsewhere (e.g., 4.6/5 on Amazon). At best it's a 400 page meandering, disorganized, repetitive slog that desperately needs to be edited down to around 150 pages. The author also comes across to me as hopelessly sanctimonious -- just the worst advertisement for veganism going. And that's without even getting into what I would take to be ableist comments. Ugh.

Subjects

  • Food security
  • Social aspects
  • Food industry and trade
  • Environmental aspects
  • Food supply
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food preferences
  • Sustainable living