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By Frederick Kaufman

A favourite nutrition journalist follows the path from sizeable Pizza to sq. tomatoes to exploding meals costs to Wall road, attempting determine why we won't all have fit, scrumptious, cheap food

In 2008, farmers grew sufficient to feed two times the world's inhabitants, but extra humans starved than ever before—and so much of them have been farmers. In Bet the Farm, nutrition author Kaufman units out to find the relationship among the worldwide meals procedure and why the foodstuff on our tables is getting much less fit and no more scrumptious while the the world's largest nutrition businesses and nutrition 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 meals Bubble," provoked controversy during the meals global, and resulted in appearances at the NBC Nightly information, MSNBC, Fox company information, Democracy Now, and Bloomberg television, besides positive aspects on nationwide Public Radio and the BBC global Service.

  • Visits front strains of the nutrition provide procedure and nutrition politics as Kaufman visits farms, nutrients technological know-how study labs, agribusiness giants, the United countries, the Chicago Mercantile trade, and more
  • Explains how nutrients has been financialized and the strong results of this transformation, together with: the Arab Spring, begun over emerging meals costs; farmers being placed into bankruptcy; nutrients scientists speeding to make easy-to-transport, homogenized constituents rather than scrumptious foods
  • Explains how the frenzy for sustainability in meals construction is prone to make every little thing worse, instead of better—and how the increase of quickly meals is undesirable for us, yet catastrophic should you won't ever even see a McNugget or frozen pizza

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