Animal, Vegetable, Junk

Animal, Vegetable, Junk

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The history of Homo 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 civilisations expanded. The quest for food for growing populations drove exploration, colonialism, slavery, even capitalism.

A century ago, food was industrialised. 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.

ISBN: 9781328974624

Published Date: February 2, 2021

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

Page Count: 364

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h