Reading about food politics: The Industrial Diet
Summer is a good time to try to get caught up on with the deluge of books about food. Here’s one I blurbed:
Anthony Winson. The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating. UBC Press, 2013.
The Industrial Diet provides all the evidence anyone needs to understand the problems with our current food system and what to do about it. Anthony Winson is a compelling advocate for a more sustainable and humane food regime, as he calls it.
This is a serious work of scholarship but worth the effort. ‘Humane food regime” is an interesting way to look at all of the ways food systems can be healthy and promote health.