"Ravenous for energy, vulnerable to climate change, and chronically unstable, today's globalized system of industrial agriculture is heading towards crisis. But Sarah Elton shows us another path. In this personal, passionate, yet deeply informed and carefully balanced book, we learn how... read more
“We don't have to abandon coffee, chocolate and spices to support a new food system. Rather, the ideal of a strong local food economy is to eat good, healthy food that is produced with the least environmental impact. This usuallly means food that is produced nearby, but includes imports that are produced and transported sustainably. For this reason, people like Will Allen, an urban-agriculture guru in Milwaukee, are starting to call the efforts to transform today's food system "the good food revolution."”Sarah Elton
“The industrial food system that brings most of us our food, distances the consumer from the farm. Its factory efficiency has ensured that everything in the supermarket looks as if humans, not nature, made it. The sanitized, giant chicken breasts, without feathers, blood or any other trace of their avian origins; lemons so shiny and yellow they look asi fthey are made of plastic; broccoli heads without the worms of my youth (my mom called them protein).”Sarah Elton
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