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on 12 July 2011
There was a lot of interesting information in this book and it was exciting at the beginning but as I got further through it there was little that kept me interested (apart from the rice farmer with the ducks & fish) but by the time I got the the epilogue I felt that I have 'heard it all before' and actually just skimmed over it looking for something of interest - there wasn't anything!
I would recommend reading it if you haven't got much else to read or if you are studying food production (but not nutrition) but as the author repeats the same thing a lot or gives different examples of the same thing and I felt that the book could of got the message across in half the time and half the book.
All the bits about bacteria was very interesting but I actually disagree with some of the parts about sustainability. I think that we should all stop eating corn and the like and raise millions of animals in fields, organically - Crazy huh?! :)
So, 3 stars for what I learned from the book but loses 2 for taking so long to tech it to me.