Most of us so far removed from the process of growing or producing food, we don't even think about it. The question of who will produce tomorrow's food has been stealthily parked in the next lot over from who is producing today's food. Both look suspiciuosly like the private spaces of some mega-corporation's executives. The fact that our food system is becoming increasingly controlled by giant industry may not surprise you; you probably just haven't thought about it. This is an excellent text for understanding how the current food production system really operates and where it is heading. We have a system of agriculture based on diminishing returns. In other words, it takes more energy to produce our food than our food produces—almost 10 times more. If you think the endlessly increasing use of technology will sove our world's hunger problems, Joan Dye Gussow will open your eyes. She offers not only a chilling prospect for the future, but also the possibility that forewarned is forearmed.