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By Frederick Kaufman

A sought after nutrition journalist follows the path from tremendous Pizza to sq. tomatoes to exploding meals costs to Wall highway, making an attempt work out why we will not all have fit, scrumptious, reasonable food

In 2008, farmers grew sufficient to feed two times the world's inhabitants, but extra humans starved than ever before—and such a lot of them have been farmers. In Bet the Farm, nutrition author Kaufman units out to find the relationship among the worldwide nutrients procedure and why the foodstuff on our tables is getting much less fit and not more scrumptious while the the world's greatest foodstuff businesses and foodstuff scientists say issues are greater than ever. to solve this riddle, he strikes down the provision chain like a detective fixing a secret, revealing a strength at paintings that's greater than Monsanto, McDonalds or any of the opposite typically stated culprits—and way more shocking.

Kaufman's fresh hide tale for Harper's, "The nutrients Bubble," provoked controversy during the meals international, and ended in appearances at the NBC Nightly information, MSNBC, Fox company information, Democracy Now, and Bloomberg television, besides beneficial properties on nationwide Public Radio and the BBC global Service.

  • Visits front strains of the foodstuff provide process and nutrition politics as Kaufman visits farms, meals technological know-how examine labs, agribusiness giants, the United countries, the Chicago Mercantile trade, and more
  • Explains how meals has been financialized and the strong results of this modification, together with: the Arab Spring, all started over emerging meals costs; farmers being positioned into chapter 11; meals scientists dashing to make easy-to-transport, homogenized elements rather than scrumptious foods
  • Explains how the rush for sustainability in foodstuff creation is likely to make every thing worse, instead of better—and how the increase of speedy foodstuff is undesirable for us, yet catastrophic if you happen to won't ever even see a McNugget or frozen pizza

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