Diet for a Hot Planet : The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It (Hardcover)

Author: Lappe, Anna

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A crucial piece of the conversation about climate change, "Diet for a Hot Planet" makes the disturbing connection between food production and global warming. Food can be a powerful starting point for solutions to global environmental problems.


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781596916593
SKU 211434989
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1596916591
Release Date 3/30/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1T
"Convinced that eating wisely is one way to influence the marketplace and, ultimately, help combat world hunger and climate change, Lappe decodes food labeling, dissects Big Ag's 'greenwashing' tactics, and offers 'seven principles of a climate-friendly diet' in an impeccable, informative, and inspiring contribution to the quest for environmental reform." (starred review)
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Annotation Almost 40 years after her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, warned the world to eat more consciously and heed the ecological impact of our food choices in her groundbreaking book DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET, Anna Lappé examines the ongoing environmental devastation which is wrought by our convoluted system of food production, packaging, distribution, and consumption. Armed with a barrage of astonishing statistics, such as the fact that livestock contributes more emissions than all of the world's transportation combined, Lappé launches an investigation into the cavernous carbon footprint which results from getting food from the ground, the farm, or the factory onto our plate. After tracking the superfluous miles of travel and documenting the ill effects of preservatives and plastic packaging, Lappé encourages eaters to resist these wasteful processes one forkful at a time, by switching to organic, locally grown foods.
Editors Note Predicts that, if nothing is done, food-system-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, exposes that food industry as a key opponent to system-wide reform, offers six principles for a climate-friendly diet and provides examples of farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming.
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