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

ISBN-10: 1586486942

ISBN-13: 9781586486945

Edition: 2009

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Description: 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.

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Adrian J. Slywotzky is vice president of Mercer Management Consulting, a New York-based strategy consulting firm. A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was recently selected by "Industry Week" as one of the six most influential people in management, along with Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Peter Drucker, Andy Grove, & Michael Porter.Adrian J. Slywotzky, a partner of the global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, is one of the world's best-known business thinkers. Author of a string of popular, high-regarded management books, including THE PROFIT ZONE, VALUE MIGRATION and THE UPSIDE, Slywotzky has been lauded as one of the top 50 business thinkers by The Times and one of the world's six most influential management thinkers by Industry Week . Co-author Karl Weber is one of today's most successful writers and editors of general interest non-fiction. The bestsellers he has helped develop include Scott McClellan's explosive political memoir WHAT HAPPENED and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's acclaimed works CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY and BUILDING SOCIAL BUSINESS.

Preface
Food, Inc.: The Film
Reforming Fast Food Nation: A Conversation
Another Take Food Safety Consequences of Factory Farms. Food & Water Watch
Exploring the Corporate Powers Behind the Way We Eat: The Making of Food, Inc.
Another Take Food Sovereignty for U.S. Consumers. Food & Water Watch
Inside the Food Wars
Organics-Healthy Food, and So Much More
Another Take The Dirty Six: The Worst Animal Practices in Agribusiness. Humane Society of the United States
Food, Science, and the Challenge of World Hunger-Who Will Control the Future?
Another Take Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops: Why We Need A Global Moratorium. Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
The Ethanol Scam: Burning Food to Make Motor Fuel
Another Take Exposure to Pesticides: A Fact Sheet. Organic Consumers Association
The Climate Crisis at the End of Our Fork
Another Take Global Warming and Your Food. Cool Foods Campaign
Cheap Food: Workers Pay the Price
Another Take Fields of Poison: California Farmworkers and Pesticides. Pesticide Action Network North America
The Financial Crisis and World Hunger
Another Take The Scope of the World Food Crisis. FoodFirst Information and Action Network
What You Can do About it
Why Bother?
Another Take Ten Steps to Starting a Community Garden. American Community Gardening Association
Declare Your Independence
Another Take Questions for a Farmer
Eating Made Simple
Another Take World Hunger-Your Actions Matter.
Improving Kids' Nutrition: An Action Tool Kit for Parents and Citizens
Another Take Childhood Obesity: The Challenge. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Produce to the People: A Prescription for Health
To Learn More-Books, Websites, and Organizations Offering Further Insight into America's Food System and Its Future
Notes
Index
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