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The Resource Hamburgers in paradise : the stories behind the food we eat, Louise O. Fresco ; translated by Liz Waters

Hamburgers in paradise : the stories behind the food we eat, Louise O. Fresco ; translated by Liz Waters

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Hamburgers in paradise : the stories behind the food we eat
Title
Hamburgers in paradise
Title remainder
the stories behind the food we eat
Statement of responsibility
Louise O. Fresco ; translated by Liz Waters
Creator
eHmUangdlBM
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Author
eHmUangdlBM
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
For the first time in human history, there is food in abundance throughout the world. More people than ever before are now freed of the struggle for daily survival, yet few of us are aware of how food lands on our plates. Behind every meal you eat, there is a story. Hamburgers in Paradise explains how. In this wise and passionate book, Louise Fresco takes readers on an enticing cultural journey to show how science has enabled us to overcome past scarcities--and why we have every reason to be optimistic about the future. Using hamburgers in the Garden of Eden as a metaphor for the confusion surrounding food today, she looks at everything from the dominance of supermarkets and the decrease of biodiversity to organic foods and BMOs. She casts doubt on many popular claims about sustainability, and takes issue with naive rejections of globalization and the idealization of "true and honest" food. Fresco explores topics such as agriculture in human history, poverty and development, and surplus and obesity. She provides insightful discussions of basic foods such as bread, fish, and meat, and intertwines them with social topics like slow food and other gastronomy movements, the fear of technology and risk, food and climate change, the agricultural landscape, urban food systems, and food in art. The culmination of decades of research, Hamburgers in Paradise provides valuable insights into how our food is produced, how it is consumed, and how we can use the lessons of the past to design food systems to feed all humankind in the future. -- Inside jacket flaps
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Fresco, Louise O
Dewey number
338.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.F73513 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Waters, Liz
  • Fresco, Louise O
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  • Food supply
  • Food supply
  • Food consumption
  • Food security
Label
Hamburgers in paradise : the stories behind the food we eat, Louise O. Fresco ; translated by Liz Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-518) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: food -- A voyage of discovery -- Paradise: an exceptional ecology -- Eve's temptation: apple and hamburger -- Agriculture: a triumph of hard work -- Bread: the most iconic of foods -- Meat: necessity and luxury -- Liquid paradise: food from water -- Hairy apples: the challenge of biotechnology -- Homesick for paradise: "organic" and "natural" -- Biodiversity: from landscape to gene -- Roast wolf and deconstructed olive: cooking and eating as a worldview -- Paradise on every street corner: food in the city -- An embarrassment of riches: the food chain -- A shrinking paradise: back to scarcity? -- A paradise within reach: sustainable food production -- Food: irresistible and emotionally charged -- In conclusion: Eve's paradise
Control code
ocn930660531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780691163871
Lccn
2015013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377571
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o930660531
  • (OCoLC)930660531
Label
Hamburgers in paradise : the stories behind the food we eat, Louise O. Fresco ; translated by Liz Waters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-518) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: food -- A voyage of discovery -- Paradise: an exceptional ecology -- Eve's temptation: apple and hamburger -- Agriculture: a triumph of hard work -- Bread: the most iconic of foods -- Meat: necessity and luxury -- Liquid paradise: food from water -- Hairy apples: the challenge of biotechnology -- Homesick for paradise: "organic" and "natural" -- Biodiversity: from landscape to gene -- Roast wolf and deconstructed olive: cooking and eating as a worldview -- Paradise on every street corner: food in the city -- An embarrassment of riches: the food chain -- A shrinking paradise: back to scarcity? -- A paradise within reach: sustainable food production -- Food: irresistible and emotionally charged -- In conclusion: Eve's paradise
Control code
ocn930660531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780691163871
Lccn
2015013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377571
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o930660531
  • (OCoLC)930660531

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