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Kitchen Literacy How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back

ISBN-10: 1597267171
ISBN-13: 9781597267175
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ann Vileisis
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Description: As the distance between farm and table grew, we went from knowing particular places and specific stories behind our foods' origins to instead relying on advertisers' claims. The woman who raised, plucked, and cooked her own chicken knew its entire  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

As the distance between farm and table grew, we went from knowing particular places and specific stories behind our foods' origins to instead relying on advertisers' claims. The woman who raised, plucked, and cooked her own chicken knew its entire life history while today most of us have no idea whether hormones were fed to our poultry. Industrialized eating is undeniably convenient, but it has also created health and environmental problems, including food-borne pathogens, toxic pesticides, and pollution from factory farms. Though the hidden costs of modern meals can be high, Vileisis shows that greater understanding can lead consumers to healthier and more sustainable choices. Revealing how knowledge of our food has been lost and how it might now be regained, "Kitchen Literacy "promises to make us think differently about what we eat.

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