Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £28.50

Save £1.50 (5%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Bitter Harvest: A Chef's Perspective on the Hidden Danger in the Foods We Eat and What You Can Do About It by [Cooper, Ann, Holmes, Lisa M.]
Kindle App Ad

Bitter Harvest: A Chef's Perspective on the Hidden Danger in the Foods We Eat and What You Can Do About It Kindle Edition

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"

Length: 290 pages

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deals: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price - for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deals or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deals Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Product Description


""Bitter Harvest is a passionate, engaging text that exhibits years of research and fact-gathering."
-" Gastronomica, Fall 2001
"Part expose, part consumer guidebook, this carefully researched and readable work highlights the connections between the food we eat and the conditions of its production. In doing so, it offers practical advice on how the average shopper can contribute toward both a healthier food supply and a more sustainable environment.."
-E (Westport), Allentown Call, James E. McWilliams, April 2001
"Recommended for public and academic libraries."
-Library Journal
"To counter these environmentally damaging trends, Cooper shows how farmers, cooks, and concerned-citizen groups are striving to grow and market food that is sustainable, safe, and healthy. An appendix of resources offers the reader ways to learn moe about sustainable agriculture and environmentally sound practices. Recomended for public and academic libraries.."
-Ilse Heidmann, San Marcos, TX
""Bitter Harvest offers some fascinating reading about the history of agriculture and the politics of food and power.."
-"The Oregonian

From the Inside Flap

In this groundbreaking new book about the subtle connections between food, history, politics, and health, a renowned chef traces the path from America's widely agrarian past to our present era of bioengineered "Frankenfood". As she shows the ways big business and politics influence what we eat, Ann Cooper offers expert analysis of such recent controversies as the genetic engineering of plants and animals in the United States, the outbreak of "Mad Cow Disease" in Britain, and increasingly violent protests against food additives and imports in Europe.

Passionate, informed, political, and engaging, BITTER HARVEST is filled with cautionary facts and statistics that every consumer should know, such as:

-- Nearly 80% of commercially processed chicken is infected with salmonella.

-- Within ten years, nearly 95% of the food on the grocery store shelves may be consumed within twenty minutes of getting it home.

-- Research bears out that 40% of cancer cases are diet related and 80% could be prevented through healthy diet and exercise.

Throughout, Cooper argues that we must begin to change everything from the way food is shipped to the basic components of our diets and offers a comprehensive analysis of the issue of sustainability. In BITTER HARVEST, this knowledgeable chef emerges as a political voice to be reckoned with, and her manifesto is a must-read for anyone concerned with health, nutrition, and the future of our food.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1141 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (16 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HDE4I86
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
click to open popover