Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

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Like any book on the economics and ecology of our food supply, just food is deliciously controversial, offering a bounty of subjects that at some point are sure to displease. Paying little heed to such inconvenient tangles in this chapter or others, mcwilliams hurtles forward down the path of measured (the man loves his middle ground) support for gm crops. I have with organic agriculture have less to do with how it is currently practiced than with the inflated claim that its the only alternative to todays wasteful conventional production, he writes.

The most sensible recommendation mcwilliams makes is that if we want to lesson agricultures impact on natural systems, we need to eat less meat. But how in the world can you pass this off as advocating a moderate or golden mean position? In fact, mcwilliams is something of an extremist on the meat issue--and for good reason, though, as ive said, he could afford to rethink his dismissal of the arguments in favor of grazing animals. Unfortunately, james mcwilliams book extends beyond addressing the locavores, to declare that consumers who try to be ecologically conscientious by purchasing organic produce and grass-fed beef are also wrong.

At their most relevant, todays alternative eaters illuminate the systemic problems created by industrialized food provisioning negative impacts on the global climate as well as significant deterioration in water quality, soil quality, local economies, worker justice, and human health. Despite devoting pages to each of these points, they do little to move mcwilliams towards his chapters supposed conclusion that organic should fall within a continuum of farming systems. Instead, were left with a treatise that focuses more on taking alice waters and slow food advocates down a peg than on putting forth innovative solutions to the problems within our food system. Clearly he wants to induce a change of heart in the reader about these technologies, but unless the reader is the ceo of monsanto who then decides to give such technologies to third world countries for free, the end result of the discussion will be nothing.

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  • Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

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    We invite you to just food where locavores get it wrong and how we can truly eat responsibly ships from and sold by amazon. The author often categorizes proponents of alternative food systemsfirst locavores, then organic advocates, then those who object to genetically modified cropsas wild-eyed extremists in need of some firm schooling on a golden mean of producing food. The audience for a book such as this is the same michael pollan crowd that mcwilliams feels is not doing enough, even though they now have chickens in their backyards and have joined the local csa farm.

    A discussion of the pros and cons of organic and conventional production, and a studied evaluation of other farming systems along such a continuum, would have been a good start. Despite devoting pages to each of these points, they do little to move mcwilliams towards his chapters supposed conclusion that organic should fall within a continuum of farming systems. For example, he glosses over evidence that gm technology , much industry hype to the contrary and he ignores the vested interest in todays crop of herbicide-tolerant genetically modified seeds namely, that the companies that sell seeds with herbicide resistance also peddle the herbicides that must accompany their product.

    Yet in the middle of the book we learn that by far the most important thing people can do to eat more sustainably is to give up eating meat. This blithe obliviousness to the profit-seeking motives of the gm seed industry allows mcwillams to argue for development of gm technology for subsistence oriented crops so they might thrive in dry or salty soils. A great value for the avid reader! Good can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Fulfillment by amazon (fba) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in amazons fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.

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    . January 30, 2013 Posted in: Book Reviews · by . . Reviewed ... The author does have a few valid critiques of the “eat local” movement.

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