Part 1 The nature of the problem and the meaning of agriculture: the nature of the problem; farming - what it is, what it's for, how it became and how it works. Part 2 Food - the future belongs to the gourmet: good farming, good eating and great gastronomy - a lightning tour of modern nutritional theory and the wondrous serendipity; meat - how did we get it so wrong?; food unsafe. Part 3 Science, money and world power: craft, science and the growing of crops; better crops, better livestock - the craft and science of breeding and genetic engineering; GMOs and the corruption of science; of cash and values. Part 4 Enlightened agriculture: alternatives off the shelf - vegetarians and organic farmers; biology, morality, aesthetics - the meaning of enlightened agriculture; from where we are to where we want to be.