Nourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System

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Many current food production and consumption practices are in fact extremely harmful. The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation has compiled a series of explorations that address the problems inherent in our current systems by first identifying issues and then, more importantly, offering concrete solutions for governments, communities, and individuals. Topics include how to maintain food sustainability, how our food affects the environment and our bodies, and even how to reclaim our traditional food cultures. This book is incredibly detailed and researched, full of infographics, charts, and statistics, but it is (surprisingly) free of jargon; and it is an immensely compelling read. For the layperson as well as the professional, it is informative, and alarming. We cannot continue on the untenable path we have been pursuing for the past century, which degrades the soil, fills the water with toxins, and destroys the very environment needed to continue to sustain us in the future; on the other hand, we must take into account the livelihoods of those currently producing the world’s food, especially those in developing countries. There is hope; the foundation identifies improved practices and governmental policies that can move us toward a more sustainable planet. Will we listen?


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Author Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition • Danielle Nierenberg, Editor
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Island Press
Publish Date 2018-Jun-28
ISBN 9781610918947
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Issue January 2019
Category Science & Nature
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