Tomatoland Author Barry Estabrook
ISBN-10 9781449423452
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 256
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Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the five billion dollar fresh tomato industry and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.

Tomatoland How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Tomatoland  How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit Author Barry Estabrook
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Tomatoland How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tomatoland How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tomatoland How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit book for free.

Where Am I Eating

Where Am I Eating Author Kelsey Timmerman
ISBN-10 9781118966549
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 320
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A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongside them—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvesting bananas in Costa Rica, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with a modern-day slave, picking coffee beans in Colombia and hauling tomatoes in Indiana. This new edition includes a study guide, a deeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for students looking to become engaged as both local and global citizens. Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simply explores the lives of those who feed us. Imports account for eighty-six percent of America's seafood, fifty percent of its fresh fruit, and eighteen percent of its fresh vegetables. Where Am I Eating? examines the effects of this reliance on those who supply the global food economy. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, and learn from their worldviews intensely connected to people and planet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives of farmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of food producers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line between exploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global food economy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, investigating the lives of the people at the other end of the global food economy, observing the hope and opportunity—or lack thereof—that results from our reliance on imports. Where Am I Eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at the origins of our food.

Das Geheimnis der Monds nger

Das Geheimnis der Monds  nger Author Andre Norton
ISBN-10 3811838067
Release 1985
Pages 160
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Das Geheimnis der Monds nger has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Das Geheimnis der Monds nger also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Das Geheimnis der Monds nger book for free.

Saving Seeds Preserving Taste

Saving Seeds  Preserving Taste Author Bill Best
ISBN-10 9780821444627
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 224
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The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora’s Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter — these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you’ll encounter in Bill Best’s remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian culture associated with them. As one of the people at the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables, along with the family stories and experiences that are a fundamental part of this world. While corporate agriculture privileges a few flavorless but hardy varieties of daily vegetables, seed savers have worked tirelessly to preserve genetic diversity and the flavors rooted in the Southern Appalachian Mountains — referred to by plant scientists as one of the vegetative wonders of the world. Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that would otherwise have been lost. As local efforts to preserve heirloom seeds have become part of a growing national food movement, Appalachian seed savers play a crucial role in providing alternatives to large-scale agriculture and corporate food culture. Part flavor guide, part people’s history, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce you to a world you’ve never known — or perhaps remind you of one you remember well from your childhood.

Edible Memory

Edible Memory Author Jennifer A. Jordan
ISBN-10 9780226228242
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 336
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Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.


Bald Author Kelly Weinersmith
ISBN-10 9783446257825
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 480
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Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Food and the City

Food and the City Author Jennifer Cockrall-King
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040879280
Release 2012
Pages 372
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Pig Tales An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat

Pig Tales  An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat Author Barry Estabrook
ISBN-10 9780393248036
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 320
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“Illuminating, a window into the world of pigs and pig farmers that every American omnivore needs to read.” —Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious! Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of “great skill and compassion” (Eric Schlosser), now explores the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas. He visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns for Smithfield and Tyson, two of the country’s biggest pork producers. And he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. Through these stories shines Estabrook’s abiding love for these remarkable creatures. Pigs are social, self-aware, and playful, not to mention smart enough to master the typical house dog commands of “sit, stay, come” twice as fast as your average pooch. With the cognitive abilities of at least three-year-olds, they can even learn to operate a modified computer. Unfortunately for the pigs, they’re also delicious to eat. Estabrook shows how these creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight, then killed on mechanized disassembly lines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pig Tales presents a lively portrait of those farmers who are taking an alternative approach, like one Danish producer that has a far more eco-friendly and humane system of pork production, and new, small family farms with free-range heritage pigs raised on antibiotic-free diets. It is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.

Ein Jahr ohne Juli

Ein Jahr ohne Juli Author Liz Kessler
ISBN-10 9783104017228
Release 2012-07-25
Pages 336
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Ein berührender Kinderroman der Erfolgsautorin Liz Kessler über eine außergewöhnliche Freundschaft und eine Zeitreise, die alles verändert Mit niemandem kann man so gut kichern wie mit Juli, so gut über kleine Brüder lästern und schräge Abenteuer erleben. Juli ist einfach ihre allerbeste Freundin und wird es auch bleiben – für immer und ewig. Das weiß Jenny genau. Doch dann passiert etwas Unerklärliches: Der alte Fahrstuhl bringt Jenny nicht in den ersten Stock zu Juli, sondern ein Jahr weiter in die Zukunft. Und hier entdeckt sie, dass inzwischen ein Schatten über die sonnige Freundschaft der Mädchen gefallen ist. Zurück in der Gegenwart, will Juli ihr die Sache mit der Zeitreise natürlich nicht glauben. Lachend schlägt diese alle Warnungen in den Wind. Also bleibt Jenny nichts anderes übrig: Sie krempelt die Ärmel hoch und nimmt das Schicksal allein in die Hand. Wird sie es schaffen, in die Vergangenheit zu reisen und die Weichen anders zu stellen? Und wird sie ihre wunderbare Freundschaft zu Juli retten können?

Geschichte f r einen Augenblick

Geschichte f  r einen Augenblick Author Ruth Ozeki
ISBN-10 9783104028217
Release 2014-03-27
Pages 560
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Ruth Ozeki erkundet, was es heißt, in diesem Augenblick, genau jetzt, ein Mensch zu sein – »bezaubernd, klug und herzzerreißend« (Junot Díaz). »Hallo! Ich heiße Nao, und ich bin ein Zeitwesen. Weißt du, was ein Zeitwesen ist? Wenn du einen Moment hast, erzähl ich es dir.« So beginnt das Tagebuch des japanischen Teenagers Nao, das eines Tages am Strand einer kanadischen Pazifikinsel angespült wird. Nao schreibt von Einsamkeit und Mobbing, vom depressiven Vater, von ihrer schillernden Urgroßmutter Jiko und den Geheimnissen des Zen. Die Autorin Ruth, die das Tagebuch gefunden hat, ist bald wie gebannt von Naos Notizen und beginnt zugleich um ihr Leben zu fürchten – hat Nao letztlich Selbstmord begangen? Ist sie im Tsunami gestorben? Die Suche nach Antworten gerät für Ruth zu einer magischen Reise durch die Gegenwart, die am Ende auch den Blick auf ihr eigenes Leben verwandelt.

Fed Up

Fed Up Author Dale Finley Slongwhite
ISBN-10 0813049849
Release 2014
Pages 192
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This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.


Wirtschaftsgeschichte Author Max Weber
ISBN-10 9783863831141
Release 2012
Pages 368
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Max Webers beruhmtes Werk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Nachdruck des Originals von 1923."

Der Circle

Der Circle Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 9783462308204
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 560
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»Das ›1984‹ fürs Internetzeitalter« Zeit online Das Kultbuch jetzt auf Deutsch Leben in der schönen neuen Welt des total transparenten Internets: Mit »Der Circle« hat Dave Eggers einen hellsichtigen, hochspannenden Roman über die Abgründe des gegenwärtigen Vernetzungswahns geschrieben. Ein beklemmender Pageturner, der weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Huxleys »Schöne neue Welt« reloaded: Die 24-jährige Mae Holland ist überglücklich. Sie hat einen Job ergattert in der hippsten Firma der Welt, beim »Circle«, einem freundlichen Internetkonzern mit Sitz in Kalifornien, der die Geschäftsfelder von Google, Apple, Facebook und Twitter geschluckt hat, indem er alle Kunden mit einer einzigen Internetidentität ausstattet, über die einfach alles abgewickelt werden kann. Mit dem Wegfall der Anonymität im Netz – so ein Ziel der »drei Weisen«, die den Konzern leiten – wird es keinen Schmutz mehr geben im Internet und auch keine Kriminalität. Mae stürzt sich voller Begeisterung in diese schöne neue Welt mit ihren lichtdurchfluteten Büros und High-Class-Restaurants, wo Sterneköche kostenlose Mahlzeiten für die Mit-arbeiter kreieren, wo internationale Popstars Gratis-Konzerte geben und fast jeden Abend coole Partys gefeiert werden. Sie wird zur Vorzeigemitarbeiterin und treibt den Wahn, alles müsse transparent sein, auf die Spitze. Doch eine Begegnung mit einem mysteriösen Kollegen ändert alles ... Mit seinem neuen Roman »Der Circle« hat Dave Eggers ein packendes Buch über eine bestürzend nahe Zukunft geschrieben, einen Thriller, der uns ganz neu über die Bedeutung von Privatsphäre, Demokratie und Öffentlichkeit nachdenken und den Wunsch aufkommen lässt, die Welt und das Netz mögen uns bitte manchmal vergessen.


Flashback Author Dan Simmons
ISBN-10 9783641081300
Release 2012-01-11
Pages 640
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Die Zukunft, wie sie sein könnte ... Die USA stehen kurz vor dem Kollaps, doch dem Großteil der Bevölkerung ist das völlig egal, denn sie sind abhängig von einer Droge namens Flashback, die es den Konsumenten ermöglicht, die glücklichsten Augenblicke ihres Lebens immer und immer wieder zu erleben. Einer von ihnen ist Ex-Cop Nick Bottom, der seit dem tragischen Tod seiner Frau bei einem Autounfall nur noch in der Vergangenheit lebt und dank Flashback noch einmal die schönsten Momente mit ihr verbringen kann. Doch dann wird der Sohn eines hohen Regierungsbeamten ermordet, und Nick beginnt eher widerwillig zu ermitteln. Bis er eine gigantische Verschwörung aufdeckt, die den desolaten Zustand der USA und ihrer Bewohner verursacht hat ...

Willkommen in Wellville

Willkommen in Wellville Author Tom Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN-10 3866159315
Release 2011
Pages 589
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Willkommen in Wellville has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Willkommen in Wellville also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Willkommen in Wellville book for free.

Anything that Moves

Anything that Moves Author Dana Goodyear
ISBN-10 1594488371
Release 2013
Pages 262
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A New Yorker staff writer presents a narrative assessment of the American food world's extremes that considers how new animals, animal parts and trend ingredients are reshaping what we eat, sharing behind-the-scenes revelations about an intricate network of scavengers, dealers and pitchmen who are introducing exotic elements into the culinary marketplace. 30,000 first printing.