Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

Category: Book
By (author): Bittman, Mark
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / General
  HISTORY / Civilization
  NON-FICTION / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Poli
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: February 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species-and points the way to a better future.

The history ofHomo sapiens is usually told as a story of technology or economics. But there is a more fundamental driver: food. How we hunted and gathered explains our emergence as a new species and our earliest technology; our first food systems, from fire to agriculture, tell where we settled and how civilizations expanded. The quest for food for growing populations drove exploration, colonialism, slavery, even capitalism.

A century ago, food was industrialized. Since then, new styles of agriculture and food production have written a new chapter of human history, one that's driving both climate change and global health crises. Best-selling food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of the story and explains how we can rescue ourselves from the modern wrong turn.
From The Publisher*From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species-and points the way to a better future.
Biographical NoteMARK BITTMAN is the award-winning and groundbreaking author of thirty acclaimed books, including theHow to Cook Everything series, the award-winningFood Matters, and theNew York Times number-one bestseller VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.