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The End of Food

Paul Roberts

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Description:

The frightening truth about the modern food system. The bestselling author of The End of Oil turns his attention to food and finds that the system we've entrusted with meeting one of our most basic needs is dramatically failing us. With his trademark comprehensive global approach, Paul Roberts investigates the startling truth about the modern food system: the way we make food, market and consume it, and even think about it is no longer compatible or safe for the billions of consumers the system was built to serve. The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production changed forever our relationship with food and ultimately left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. Over 1.1 billion people worldwide are "over-nourished," according to the World Health Organization, and are at risk of obesity-related illness, while roughly as many people are starving. Meanwhile the natural systems all food is dependent upon have been irreparably damaged by chemicals and destructive farming techniques; the pressures of low-cost food production court contamination and disease; and big food consumers, such as China and India, are already planning for tightened global food supplies, making it clear that the era of superabundance is behind us. Vivid descriptions, lucid explanations, and fresh thinking make The End of Food uniquely able to offer a new, accessible way to understand the vulnerable miracle of the modern food economy. Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the decisions-personal and global-we must make to survive the demise of food production as we know it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

15h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

50:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:40