by Marion Nestle
Feb 13 2016

Weekend Reading: Fed Up

Dale Finley Slongwhite.  Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food.  University Press of Florida, 2014.

Yes, there’s a movie called Fed Up (in which I make a very brief appearance) but this book covers a quite different topic.  It takes a tough look at the impact of widespread pesticide use on farmworkers in the area around Lake Apopka in Central Florida.  Slongwhite tells the individual stories of these workers through oral histories, thereby putting a human face on callous disregard for people and the environment.

  • I have not read the book, but am wondering: Does this provide a historical perspective on the subject? Or is there still a lot of pesticide use? I’m thinking it might have been reduced with the advancements in the field (no pun intended).

  • Cara Smith

    I have not read the book, but am wondering: Does this provide a historical perspective on the subject? I feel this book would be interesting to read.

  • Louis george

    I have not Idea about the book but I will sure read this book. book is looking so good and can’t wait for this.

  • Louis george

    I want to know someone who has read this book. Is that available on Amazon or not because I am so busy can’t search it into the market in United Kingdom

  • DFS

    Yes, there is still a lot of pesticide use.
    Dale Finley Slongwhite, Author

  • DFS

    Yes, this book is available on Amazon as a print edition or Kindle.
    Dale Finley Slongwhite, Author