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  • Creator Paul Roberts
  • Format Books
  • Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
  • Physical Details
    • xxvi, 390 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780618606238, 0618606238
  • OCLC ocn168720598


  • The bestselling author of "The End of Oil" turns his attention to food and finds that the system entrusted with meeting one of the most basic needs is dramatically failing us. With his trademark comprehensive global approach, Roberts investigates the startling truth about the modern food system.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-365) and index.


  • Starving for progress (history) -- Its so easy now -- Buy one, get one free -- Tipping the scales -- Eating for strength -- The end of hunger -- We are what we eat -- How long can this go on? -- Magic pill/hair of the dog -- Food fight -- Nouvelle cuisine
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