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on 25 March 2014
Julian Baggini considers, very thoughtfully, the way we produce, process and consume food and the morality of various positions such as vegetarianism, locavorism and fair trade. What makes this book so valuable is that it unpacks the standard articulation of each issue and probes into the evidence and possible alternatives. Should we eat more locally and less organically? Does being a locavore mean we shun fair trade? What is refreshing is the lack of finger-waving and tutting. Moral questions are considered but without recourse to rants or evangelical sermonising. Everyone, particularly our latte-drinking urban-based politicians, should read this book and then think about what they put into their mouths. If this book teaches anything, it teaches the reader to think carefully about food and to think again. One of the best books I have read on food production.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 23 February 2014
I found this an interesting book, especially the early chapters that discussed such things as the carbon footprints of foods based on the geographical sources, with some surprises, and the ethics of different dietary regimes, such as vegetarian v. omnivorous. The author is on shakier ground when he ventures into the medical/nutritional aspects of eating. I found the later chapters less good and rather long-winded with less substance, but overall I enjoyed the book and found it worth-reading.
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on 4 October 2015
Speedy delivery, well-packaged, fair price. Very satisfied.
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on 29 December 2014
I purchased this book following reading a review in a well known diet plan magazine - unfortunately it didn't offer the information or knowledge I expected to get from it and found it very difficult to ''get into it''.....
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on 7 February 2014
an excellent read, natural common sense as usual provided by Julian Baggini - how to eat sensibly and enjoy proper food.
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on 31 March 2014
Not the book I was looking for so maybe I'm being a little unfair - it shouldn't have the work think in the title as it is really just about food.
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on 9 February 2014
totally advise this book, the subject is really actual and author not trying to demonize any of the parts. go for it!
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