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The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-897071-44-1
Pages 192
Language English only
Price $16.00
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Written by Wayne Roberts.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications™ Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2008.


With spiraling food prices and spreading social unrest, this is a timely guide to the instability of industrialized food systems.

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food traces the history of food production and consumption, and shows that in a system dominated by supermarkets and agri-business, real food choices are becoming harder to make. Covering fast food, health food, institutional food, and more, this timely guide shows how "real food" has become increasingly scarce, dominated as it is in the West by agri-business and supermarkets.

In the no-nonsense tone for which these guides are known, Wayne Roberts covers nutrition, health, economics and more. He also gives examples of effective food-ways being developed by individuals, communities, and governments.

An essential guide to this important issue, this book will appeal to students, food professionals and activists, public health staff and concerned citizens – anyone who aims to understand the world food system and how it can be improved.

About the author: Wayne Roberts is a leading North American writer, activist and practitioner in community food security. Author and columnist for NOW Magazine, he's on the board of the Community Food Security Coalition and Food Secure Canada, and coordinates the Toronto Food Policy Council, the most respected city food group in the world.
"Solid Research underpins Roberts' lucid, readable account of the modern food system and multifaceted efforts to transform it ... a superb introduction" – Harriet Friedmann, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
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