Where Am I Eating An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy

Where Am I Eating An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy

by Kelsey Timmerman


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ISBN-13: 9781118351154
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

KELSEY TIMMERMAN is a speaker and writer who lives inMuncie, Indiana. His works has been featured in The ChristianScience Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, NPR, and othermedia outlets around the world. Learn more atwww.KelseyTimmerman.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Our Global Connection ix

Part I Coffee: Product of Colombia 1

Chapter 1 The Starbucks Experience 3

Chapter 2 The Grande Gringo Picks Coffee 20

Chapter 3 The Cup of Excellence 30

Chapter 4 The Heart of the World 44

Part II Chocolate: Product of West Africa 61

Chapter 5 Solo Man 63

Chapter 6 Slavery and Freedom 91

Chapter 7 Is It Peace? 109

Part III Banana: Product of Costa Rica 121

Chapter 8 The Banana Worker’s Commute 123

Chapter 9 Banana Worker for the Day 132

Chapter 10 Nowhere to Go But Bananas 153

Part IV Lobster: Product of Nicaragua 165

Chapter 11 Life, Death, and Lobster 167

Chapter 12 The Lobster Trap 184

Chapter 13 The Future of Fish 190

Part V Apple Juice: Product of Michigan China 195

Chapter 14 No Apples 197

Chapter 15 Mr. Feng’s Apple Empire 214

Chapter 16 As American as Apple Juice Concentrate from China225

Part VI My Life: Product of USA 235

Chapter 17 Food as Faith 237

Chapter 18 Farmers No More 242

Chapter 19 Imagined Futures 252

Chapter 20 Decisions About Man and Land 257

Appendix A A Guide to Ethical Labels 269

Appendix B The Journey Continues 275

Appendix C A Guide to Going Glocal 277

Chapter Discussion Questions 285

Acknowledgments 299

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JRRoper More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It sheds light on the global food economy through personal stories of the people who grow our food. It changes the way you think about what (or where) you are eating but doesn't pretend to have all of the solutions. Having grown up on a small dairy farm in Michigan I can relate to some of the stories and how hard my parents worked to make ends meet. If you enjoy adventure, touring, agriculture, and revelations about the corporations that most of us buy from, this is the book for you!