Reducing Your Foodprint: Farming, Cooking, and Eating for a Healthy Planet

Overview

"We Can Do It" was a slogan that appeared on posters made during World War II. One poster featured "Rosie the Riveter," a women dressed in blue coveralls (shown below). The poster was originally intended to encourage women to enter the workforce in industry to replace the men who left to serve in the war. Today, the image of Rosie the Riveter represents a time when people came together as a society to reach a common goal. Today's energy challenge can be combatted in a similar way. Together, we can work to save our planet from the pollution caused ...

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Overview

"We Can Do It" was a slogan that appeared on posters made during World War II. One poster featured "Rosie the Riveter," a women dressed in blue coveralls (shown below). The poster was originally intended to encourage women to enter the workforce in industry to replace the men who left to serve in the war. Today, the image of Rosie the Riveter represents a time when people came together as a society to reach a common goal. Today's energy challenge can be combatted in a similar way. Together, we can work to save our planet from the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels by learning to conserve energy and developing alternative energy sources.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Eco-awareness and an individual's foodprint are important concepts in the twenty-first century's imperative toward sustainable living. Contemporary farming's major task is to provide sufficient food for the world's expanding populations while decreasing the negative impact of such food production on the environment. Techniques popular in ancient cultures and current practices in agrarian societies, such as polyculture farming and eating local, point to choices that promise solutions to the food production crisis looming on the horizon. The crisis is global but individual practices and a combination of approaches will build success. The myriad difficulties and varied solutions that, taken together, can revolutionize the food production and delivery process are described in concise language and clearly presented examples. Key concepts such as "Global Foods" and "Organic Labeling" are set against contrasting backgrounds; "Conservation Tip" sidebars appear throughout the book, accompanied by an updated image of Rosie the Riveter, iconic for her "can do" attitude. Color photographs and black-and-white graphics expand the information in the text. The book concludes with a time line, a glossary, and an index. This book, one of the "Energy Revolution" series (Guided Reading: S), would be a good addition to an elementary or middle school science classroom or library. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778729365
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Energy Revolution
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Eco-Awareness 4

What's Foodprint? 6

History of Cultivation 8

Foods from Afar 12

Being an Ecovore 14

Going Organic 18

Eating Local 20

Green Cooking 22

Fair Trade Food 24

Alternative Eating 26

Making the Change 28

Timeline 30

Glossary & Index 32

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