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Title
We the eaters We the eaters :
Type
Text
Subject
Malnutrition--Prevention.
Nutrition--Evaluation.
Health.
Food supply--Environmental aspects.
Nutrition policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: RA645.N87 G87 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 614.5/939 full (Assigner: dlc)
POL038000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014002653
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"A rousing call to transform the global food system by choosing what's on our plates. The implausible truth: Over one billion people in the world are hungry and over one billion are overweight. Far from complete opposites, hunger and obesity are in fact different manifestations of the same problem: It's increasingly difficult to find and eat nutritious food. By examining the global industrial food system using the deceptively simple template of a classic American dinner, We the Eaters not only outlines the root causes of this bizarre and troubling dichotomy but also provides a blueprint of actionable solutions--solutions that could start with changing out just a single item on your plate. From your burger to your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyperlocal can cause worldwide ripples. For instance: American agricultural policy promoting corn and soybeans in beef farming means we feed more to cows than to hungry people. This is compounded by the environmental cost of factory livestock farming, rising obesity rates, and the false economics of unhealthfully high meat consumption. The answer? Eat a hamburger--just make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one. Gustafson--a young entrepreneur, foreign policy expert, and food policy advocate--delivers a wake-up call that will inspire even the most passive reader to take action. We can love our food and our country while being better stewards of our system and our health. We the Eaters is nothing short of a manifesto: If we change dinner, we really can change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction
The husk, the cub, and a kernel of truth
Here's the beef
Ruminations on dairy
Global waves of grain
Tubers and fruits
The sugar we drink
The sweet we eat
Reset the table and really change dinner
Conclusion.
Authorized Access Point
Gustafson, Ellen, We the eaters