The Future of Foodby Brian J. Ford
He reveals many misconceptions in current
Eminent biologist Brian J. Ford makes an incisive contribution to the raging debate on how food is produced and its effect on our health. He examines the food-borne diseases that have always been with us, such as Salmonella and E. coli, as well as those that that have recently emerged, like Listeriosis and new variant CJD.
He reveals many misconceptions in current popular thinking about food, including so-called natural foods, and discusses the role of organic farming. While he advises caution on GM foods, he is enthusiastic about the foods of the future made from new or little-known sources. There are insights on the nutrients that we need for health at different stages of life, on food allergies and intolerances, on the fascinating relationship between food and culture, and on the changing theories about the ideal diet.
Agriculture is the biggest industry in the world, yet nutrition remains a Cinderella science. Food influences our physical and mental health, underpins our social structures and often dictates the political agenda. A food revolution could change the world.
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