The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do About by Thomas PawlickThe End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do About by Thomas Pawlick

The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do About

byThomas Pawlick

Paperback | May 18, 2006

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Disaster looms in our current method of food production. The vitamin, mineral, and nutritional content of food is in shocking decline, a decline that is coupled with an equally shocking increase in the most noxious, often outright toxic contaminants in our food. Based on hard scientific research, The End of Food exposes the cause of this crisis—and industrial system of food production geared not to producing nourishing food, but to producing maximum profit for corporations.

Pawlick does not simply sound the alarm bell—he advocates a rejection of the current food production system. His mission is to raise consumer awareness so that individuals will no longer buy foods that are produced for the highest profit rather than for nutritional content.

Thomas F. Pawlick has more than thirty-five years of experience as a journalist and editor, specializing in science, environmental, and agricultural reporting. He is a three-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers' Association Award and received a National Magazine Award for his agricultural reporting. Pawlick holds a masters degre...
Title:The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do AboutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:May 18, 2006Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553651693

ISBN - 13:9781553651697


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Great book and insightful perspective on an area that affects mankind.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! Although I knew a lot of the happenings in this book it made me realize on what a grand scale the food industry (corporations and our government allowing the GM of our food) is slowly and insidiously erroding the nutrient value of our foods and all for profit. This is a must read for all and as a people we need to start standing up to the poweers that be and demand a stop to this erosion and/or label the goods which are GM.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frikkin' Scary - and a must read! Anyone who cares about the garbage that is passing for food these days needs to read this book. Between pesticides, hebicides and mineral depletion and degredation of our soils, and what they do to animals in CAFO's, our food is crap. Why anyone would shop in a standard grocery store and support brand-name multi-nationals is beyond me. My opinion - Grow your own garden, buy organic and/or naturally raised, support farmer's markets and local producers, fight city hall to get a few chickens in your backyard (much quieter than dogs) and teach your children how to cook, or learn if you don't know how. It's not as easy as zipping into the grocery store, but it can be done. And for God's sake, quit supporting fast food franchises -what they're trying to pass off as "food" is criminal. Also read: Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan Making Supper Safe - Ben Hewitt
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to swallow I read the book based upon hearing a brief radio interview with the author on CBC. The shocking part of the entire book and the interview is that it appears no one is listening. Pawlick has so many logical points, research data and historical information to back-up his arguments, but, it appears until this book reaches the best seller list and a fifth printing nothing will happen. I found it hard to swallow my fried chicken. Even harder to pay the price demanded for the fresh vegetables in the store. Pawlick got it right when he prompted me with "What you can do about it". I decided to change somethings. I bought free run eggs this week. I bought organic fruit and currently I'm looking for a farmer - a real farmer - to buy my chicken and beef. I encourage everyone to read this book and decide for yourself it it makes sense. Then do something about it.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stranger than Fiction If, like me, you've ever wondered why the fruits and vegetables in your local mega-supermarket seem different because they are too red (or green, or yellow), too large, too perfect looking and lack flavour, the answers are in Pawlick's book. Here is a practical and edifying account of how the practices of traditional farming have given way to corporate farming practices that allow manipulation and abuse of science in order to make a buck. While there is no scarcity of books available that reveal the machinations inherent in the development of corporate greed Pawlick does more than this and brings together a myriad of elements to illustrate the relationship that's created the problem with our food. These elements include: laws and regulations in a given country, governments, free trade deals, past historical practices, corporate businesses, and the process that large scale farming operations follow, to name a few, in order to illustrate the free-fall disaster that we are now experiencing with our farmed food. I found the book filled with examples galore, well cited sources and tips, resources and solutions on what we can do individually and/or communally about this alarming problem of the degradation of our food, including meat and poultry. Unlike the other solutions that Pawlick suggests we can do to help protect our food, I'm writing this review as a first step towards fighting back. My aim is to encourage those readers who like me, want an answer to the question, what-the-heck is going on with the food we buy at the supermarket, to read the book. The End of Food is about educating the public and fighting the good fight in trying to protect what’s left of the nutritional value we expect our food to provide us.
Date published: 2006-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food for Thought The End of Food is a biting portent of what lies within and behind, the food we eat. It is a gripping pandect that serves up the unrestrained modus operandi of the corporate food industry and its mutant machinations. This unfettered monster, as it turns out is the misbegotten progeny of a grotesque tryst of Machiavelli and the bride of Frankenstein. Make no mistake: The food you eat is true to life horror. It may well be the main course of advanced capitalism; its crippled logic, its fatal flaw and its poison served up as a nauseating entrée of steaming you-know-what. And if that doesn’t kill you this will: This stealthy vampire, as it turns out; has slipped in unnoticed with a poisonous drip while we have slept the sound sleep of so many fools. This creature has literally bled the life from the food we eat! The End of Food is a bitter pill and a significant wake up call. Buy it, borrow it or otherwise appropriate it. Just read it before it is too late. Because as it turns out, those doggone dogmatists were right all along – mastication can cause physical deformity and if it goes on too long, even death!
Date published: 2006-06-10