Food, Inc. : A Participant Guide - How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer--And What You Can Do about It

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 5/1/2009
  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS

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Food, Inc.is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed byEntertainment Weeklyas "more than a terrific movieit's an important movie." Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably?Expanding on the film's themes, the bookFood, Inc.will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

Author Biography

Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, edited The Best of I. F. Stone, and, with Andrew W. Savitz, co-authored The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success—And How You Can Too.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Food, Inc.: The Film
Reforming Fast Food Nation: A Conversationp. 3
Another Take Food Safety Consequences of Factory Farms. Food & Water Watchp. 19
Exploring the Corporate Powers Behind the Way We Eat: The Making of Food, Inc.p. 27
Another Take Food Sovereignty for U.S. Consumers. Food & Water Watchp. 41
Inside the Food Wars
Organics-Healthy Food, and So Much Morep. 47
Another Take The Dirty Six: The Worst Animal Practices in Agribusiness. Humane Society of the United Statesp. 61
Food, Science, and the Challenge of World Hunger-Who Will Control the Future?p. 65
Another Take Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops: Why We Need A Global Moratorium. Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Associationp. 79
The Ethanol Scam: Burning Food to Make Motor Fuelp. 91
Another Take Exposure to Pesticides: A Fact Sheet. Organic Consumers Associationp. 103
The Climate Crisis at the End of Our Forkp. 105
Another Take Global Warming and Your Food. Cool Foods Campaignp. 119
Cheap Food: Workers Pay the Pricep. 123
Another Take Fields of Poison: California Farmworkers and Pesticides. Pesticide Action Network North Americap. 143
The Financial Crisis and World Hungerp. 149
Another Take The Scope of the World Food Crisis. FoodFirst Information and Action Networkp. 161
What You Can do About it
Why Bother?p. 169
Another Take Ten Steps to Starting a Community Garden. American Community Gardening Associationp. 179
Declare Your Independencep. 183
Another Take Questions for a Farmerp. 197
Eating Made Simplep. 209
Another Take World Hunger-Your Actions Matter.p. 219
Improving Kids' Nutrition: An Action Tool Kit for Parents and Citizensp. 227
Another Take Childhood Obesity: The Challenge. Robert Wood Johnson Foundationp. 259
Produce to the People: A Prescription for Healthp. 263
To Learn More-Books, Websites, and Organizations Offering Further Insight into America's Food System and Its Futurep. 275
Notesp. 291
Indexp. 309
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