Item description for The Little Food Book by Craig Sams...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.5" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher The Disinformation Company
ISBN 1932857036 ISBN13 9781932857030
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More About Craig Sams
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 & 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."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Food Book?
best introduction to food politics ever Oct 9, 2007
I cannot believe there is (at this point) only one review of this book. Each topic in "The Little Food Book"is short enough to read in minutes and gives a magnificent summary of the topic. Each topic is presented briefly but in depth and highly readable. Keep this book handy because the content will haunt you and cause you to question all the nutrition info you've heard in your lifetime. At this point I've lost my copy. I gave it to my son who gave it to a friend who gave it to...This was the book that prompted my search into the politics of food If you want an expanded version look at Marion Nestle's "What to Eat". But that's if you start to get really serious about battling for the health of our nation. Start with "Little Food Book".
Food for the Mind Aug 14, 2006
Following the success of its companion publication, THE LITTLE EARTH BOOK, this new title tackles many issues on the subject of food culture: including genetic modification, the food chain, farming subsidies, the environmental impacts of intensive agriculture, fast food and obesity, the slow food movement, organic farming, fair trade, nutrition, functional food, hydrogenated fats, hormones and so on. Slim, concise and to the point, this pocket-sized gem nevertheless comprises nearly 50 well-researched essays, all short enough to ingest on a bite-sized basis. Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, describes it as "A wonderful little book about how to do good by eating well." Indeed, in this day and age, you not only are what you eat - but so is the planet. Along with this, you might also want to check out THE FOOD REVOLUTION and the OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, two other highly-recommended culinary delights.