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The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

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    Review title: America's Industrial Food System. A story of how t

    Review title: America's Industrial Food System.
    A story of how the town of Hardwick, Vermont was able to rebound from high unemployment when the main corporations closed. If you do not already know about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and genetically modified seed, seed that is resistant to drought, pests, disease, and chemical weed killers, you will learn that information in this book by Ben Hewitt. Also, you will learn about the CAE (Center for an Agricultural Economy); about local food systems to sustain U.S.A. food needs; how the U.S. diet is related to diseases linked to 70% of all deaths due to consumption of cheap food yielding and increase in heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer; where the "Fertile Cresent" is located; and what CSR and CSA represent. This was an informative and educational book, especially for readers that may not be aware of this information. And it is a refresher for those that may have heard this information before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2010

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    Yes, it is.

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  • Posted September 4, 2010

    What is his point of view?

    It is a harsh review but really I haven't read a book so bad in a very long time. Unless I did not get it and the guy is a genius. After finishing the book, I know more about the different point of views but he told us about it in the first few chapter; not sure it deserved a whole book. I found the ideas to be very confused; he repeats the same idea several times and each time you hope he will get to the next level, but he does not. The writing is decent so you push yourself to the next chapter. Similar to the story he is telling, you hang on because you have hope. It definitely gets one star for pushing me to know more about this village, because the book left me hanging. May be I am just not the reader targeted for this book and I wish the author the best.

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