America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat

America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat

by Harvey Blatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 026202652X

ISBN-13: 9780262026529

Pub. Date: 10/31/2008

Publisher: MIT Press

"Most of us have a fairly abstract understanding of what happens on a farm. In America's Food, Harvey Blatt gives us the specifics." After taking us on a tour of the American food system-not only the basic food groups but soil, grain farming, organic food, genetically modified food, food processing, and diet-Blatt reminds us that we aren't powerless. Once we know the…  See more details below

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"Most of us have a fairly abstract understanding of what happens on a farm. In America's Food, Harvey Blatt gives us the specifics." After taking us on a tour of the American food system-not only the basic food groups but soil, grain farming, organic food, genetically modified food, food processing, and diet-Blatt reminds us that we aren't powerless. Once we know the facts about food in America, we can change things by the choices we make as consumers, as voters, and as ethical human beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262026529
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 Old MacDonald Has No Farm: He Dies, She Dies, Sold 1

2 Soil Character and Plant Growth: Nature's Magic 25

3 Grain Farming: The Basic Crop 49

4 Organic Food: As Nature Intended 65

5 Genetically Modified Food: Food Fights Among Adults 89

6 Chicken, Eggs, Turkey, and Duck: Fowl Weather 111

7 Cattle, Milk, Swine, and Sheep: Raising Cholesterol 133

8 Seafood: The Killing Fields 151

9 Fruits and Vegetables: Plants to Cherish 175

10 Food Processing: What Is This Stuff We're Eating 199

11 Eating Poorly and Too Much: Poor Health and Body Bloat 223

12 Conclusion 251

Notes 269

Additional Readings 323

Index 331

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