Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong And How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly

Paperback | June 9, 2010

byJames E. McWilliams

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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you?

JUST FOOD does for fresh food whatFast Food Nation(Houghton Mifflin, 2001) did for fast food, challenging conventional views, and cutting through layers of myth and misinformation. For instance, an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato. And farm-raised freshwater fish may soon be the most sustainable source of protein.

Informative and surprising, JUST FOOD tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.

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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you?JUST FOOD does for fresh food whatFast Food Nation(Houghton Mifflin, 2001) did for fast food, challenging co...

James McWilliams is an associate professor of history at Texas State University. He was a fellow at Yale University's Agrarian Studies Program, and is the author of three previous books. He has written for theNew York Times, Washington Post,andLos Angeles Times.He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 9, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316033758

ISBN - 13:9780316033756

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"McWilliams's examination of the culinary history of Colonial America is more than a....gastronomic tour....A lively and informative read."-The New Yorker