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The Resource Bet the farm : how food stopped being food, Frederick Kaufman

Bet the farm : how food stopped being food, Frederick Kaufman

Label
Bet the farm : how food stopped being food
Title
Bet the farm
Title remainder
how food stopped being food
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Investigates the hidden connection between global food and global finance by asking the simple question: Why can't delicious, inexpensive, and healthy food be available to everyone on Earth? Reveals that money pouring into the global derivatives market in grain futures is having astonishing consequences that reach far beyond your dinner table, including the Arab Spring, bankrupt farmers, starving masses, and armies of scientists creating new GMO foods with U.S. marketing and shipping needs in mind instead of global nutrition. Our food is getting less healthy, less delicious, and more expensive even as the world's biggest food companies and food scientists say things are better than ever and that the rest of us should leave it to them to feed the world.Readers of Bet the Farm will glimpse the power behind global food and understand what truly supports the system that has brought mass misery to our planet
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Frederick
Dewey number
338.1
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.K3725 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food supply
  • Agriculture
Label
Bet the farm : how food stopped being food, Frederick Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: closed to the press -- I. Looking for a slice -- A marvel of technology -- The Domino's effect -- The measure of all things -- What's new for dinner -- II. Looking for the killer app(etizer) -- The nucleotidal wave -- The code -- III. Looking for a leader -- Circus maximus -- A short history of wheat -- The food bubble -- Let them eat cash -- IV. Looking for money -- Fresh water and a shotgun -- The price -- Hard red spring -- The bubble business
Control code
ocn785870274
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780470631928
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2012013720
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470631928
  • (OCoLC)785870274
Label
Bet the farm : how food stopped being food, Frederick Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: closed to the press -- I. Looking for a slice -- A marvel of technology -- The Domino's effect -- The measure of all things -- What's new for dinner -- II. Looking for the killer app(etizer) -- The nucleotidal wave -- The code -- III. Looking for a leader -- Circus maximus -- A short history of wheat -- The food bubble -- Let them eat cash -- IV. Looking for money -- Fresh water and a shotgun -- The price -- Hard red spring -- The bubble business
Control code
ocn785870274
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780470631928
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2012013720
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470631928
  • (OCoLC)785870274

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