Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto-The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In this urgent dispatch, he suggests that a fertile partnership between consumers, scientists, and farmers could still allow the biotech harvest to reach its full potential in helping to overcome the problem of world hunger, corporations, providing nutritious food and keeping the environment healthy.

. The greens warn that "playing God" with plant genes is dangerous. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics. And yet the possible benefits of biotech agriculture to our food supply are too vital to be left to either partisan. For most people, the global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one.

Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto-The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest #ad - The companies claim to be leading a new agricultural revolution that will save the world with crops modified to survive frost, drought, pests, and plague. Worst of all, the antibiotech forces say, a single food conglomerate could end up telling us what to eat. It could create new allergies, destroy biodiversity, upset ecosystems, and produce uncontrollable mutations.

A handful of corporate "life science" giants, such as Monsanto, are pitted against a worldwide network of anticorporate ecowarriors like Greenpeace. In food, Inc. Engaged in propaganda science, acclaimed journalist Peter Pringle shows how both sides in this overheated conflict have made false promises, and indulged in fear-mongering.

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Eating Animals

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Back Bay Books #ad - For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them.

Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. A must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, Eating Animals is a book that, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers.

Eating Animals #ad - Back Bay Books. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name. Bestselling author jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian.

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The Norton Field Guide to Writing: with Readings and Handbook Fifth Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The Norton Field Guide to Writing: with Readings and Handbook Fifth Edition #ad - Short chapters with just enough detail can be assigned in any order. This flexibility makes it work for first-year writing, co-req, stretch, ALP, dual-enrollment, and integrated reading-writing courses. Back Bay Books. Menus, directories, and a glossary/index all make the book easy to navigate. Color-coded links send students to more detail if they need it.

. The best-selling, most flexible rhetoric―now with advice for reading and writing across disciplinesThe Norton Field Guide lets you teach the way you want to teach.

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Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

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TarcherPerigee #ad - Frances Moore Lappe. Ecology. Traveling to asia, latin america, and europe, africa, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, Laurel Robertson, Mollie Katzen, Nora Pouillon, and economic transformations.

Back Bay Books. Thirty years ago, frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Now frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off.

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Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives

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Vintage UK #ad - Original and inspiring, this is a warning call to the waste and destruction caused by today's food systems, and a guide to correcting its errors. Ecology. Random House UK. Covering ground from rachel carson to frank lloyd wright, the women's movement to Wal-Mart, this is an eye-opening and provocative look at the environmental and health issues surrounding eating in the city The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet.

This original and revolutionary study examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, among them obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, and reveals a centuries-old dilemma that holds the key to a host of current problems, and the destruction of the natural world.

Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives #ad - Frances Moore Lappe. Back Bay Books. Yet few eaters are conscious of the processes that are required to bring food into a metropolis. The rise and impact of such american hallmarks as industrialized food and meat production, fast food restaurant chains, the supermarket, and processed edibles on city life is examined alongside the historical roots and the contemporary issues at each stage of the food cycle, from farm to plate to landfill.

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Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

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Penguin Books #ad - Or are they? in this revelatory book, a leading urban economist, greenest, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, Edward Glaeser, and richest in both cultural and economic terms places to live. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics"Bursting with insights. The new york times Book Review Back Bay Books.

Ecology. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, and cogent argument, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. A masterpiece. Steven D. Random House UK. Food. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind.

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier #ad - . Frances Moore Lappe. Penguin Group USA. A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of citiesAmerica is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, unhealthy, poor, environmentally unfriendly.

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End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat

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Ebury #ad - The end of the line looks at the problem and proves that we, as consumers, have to change if the situation is to improve. Ecology. Regulation isn't working, dolphins and other wildlife seabirds, turtles, fishermen must cheat or lose money, sharks are killed unnecessarily and fish stocks are collapsing despite the warnings.

End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat #ad - . Back Bay Books. Food. Frances Moore Lappe. Trawling on an industrial scale in the North Sea takes 16 lbs of dead marine animals to produce just 1lb of sole. Penguin Group USA. Random House UK. Fish is the aspirational food for western society, the healthy, although as technologically advanced as space travel, but those who eat and celebrate fish often ignore the fact that the fishing industry, has an attitude to conservation 10, weight-conscious choice, 000 years out of date.

If nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stocks the life of the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve. We have reached a pivotal moment for fishing, with seventy-five percent of the world's fish stocks either fully exploited or overfished.

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Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism California Studies in Food and Culture

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University of California Press #ad - Julie guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent “obesity” are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. Arguing that ours is a political economy of bulimia―one that promotes consumption while also insisting upon thinness―Guthman offers a complex analysis of our entire economic system.

Back Bay Books. Food. Ecology. University of California Press. Weighing in takes on the “obesity epidemic, ” challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Random House UK. While such fare may be tastier and grown in more ecologically sustainable ways, this approach can also reinforce class and race inequalities and neglect other possible explanations for the rise in obesity, including environmental toxins.

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism California Studies in Food and Culture #ad - Guthman takes issue with the currently touted remedy to obesity―promoting food that is local, organic, and farm fresh. Penguin Group USA. Frances Moore Lappe. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand why we produce cheap, over-processed food, as well as why we eat it.

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The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

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Free Press #ad - Food. Ecology. In 2008, atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. The good news is that we can. As charles fishman writes, “Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. University of California Press. We just don’t think about it, or use it, smartly.

Frances Moore Lappe. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly. The big thirst will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we’ll always have plenty of it.

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water #ad - Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink—indeed, water can be made so clean that it’s toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. Praised as “an entertaining and torrential flow of a book” by Nature magazine, The Big Thirst is a startling examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity will soon be a major factor in our lives.

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. And in the last five years australia nearly ran out of water—and had to scramble to reinvent the country’s entire water system. Free Press.

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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - University of California Press. The work of a masterful storyteller and an acclaimed scholar, Jessica B. Acclaimed cookbook author Jessica B. Back Bay Books. Penguin Group USA. Free Press. Random House UK. Food. Harris weaves an utterly engaging history of african American cuisine, taking the reader on a harrowing journey from Africa across the Atlantic to America, and tracking the trials that the people and the food have undergone along the way.

Although the story of african cuisine in America begins with slavery, High on the Hog ultimately chronicles a thrilling history of triumph and survival. Harris's high on the Hog fills an important gap in our culinary history. Ecology. Frances Moore Lappe. From chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul, Harris celebrates the delicious and restorative foods of the African American experience and details how each came to form an important part of African American culture, history, and identity.

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The Fundamentals of Ethics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Frances Moore Lappe. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, ethical particularism, moral error theory, normative ethics, the doctrine of double effect, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties.

. Ecology. Back Bay Books. Food. Free Press. Random House UK. Penguin Group USA. In the fundamentals of ethics, fourth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Shafer-landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background.

The Fundamentals of Ethics #ad - Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, Fourth Edition. University of California Press.

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