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Global Eating Disorder
Mr Gunnar Rundgren
“Global Eating Disorder is one of the most comprehensive and practical analyses of what will soon become dysfunctional in our global industrialized food system given the challenges ahead of us---end of cheap energy, depleting natural resources and impacts of climate change. This is a must read for anyone interested in getting a head start preparing for the changes ahead.”
–Frederick Kirschenmann, author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays From a Farmer Philosopher.
“The food in your fridge is just the tip of the iceberg. Gunnar Rundgren takes you behind the scene of global food production and shows you who pulls the strings in the agricultural system. He doesn’t mince his words but offers crystal clear argumentation why things are going wrong in the food chain. After reading this book you will think twice how to fill your shopping basket. A must read for all who want to catch a glimpse of the future of our food!”
–Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach and former EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries.
"Rundgren's book has global reach and vision, and deserves a global audience."
–Frederick Kaufman, food journalist and author of Bet the Farm.
Consumer choice is a myth when it comes to food. What we eat is determined by our ancestors’ choices, by corporations and governments and by three mega trends: the use of fossil fuels in all parts of the food chain; the commercialization of most part of our lives; and by growth of populations and where they live.
Global Eating Disorder explains how and why the very act of eating has been transformed from one of bonding to that of consumption for the sake of consumption. Industrial food and farming has been very successful in producing more and cheaper food. But the practices have wreaked havoc in nature and the food system squanders its own resource base, including the most precious resource on the planet - the soil.
In Global Eating Disorder, Gunnar Rundgren points towards planetary stewardship, co-production and regeneration of resources embedded in new social and economic relationships as the way ahead.
He tells the story with a mix of a historical perspective, comprehensive data and real-life experiences from all continents of the world.
- Publication Date:
- 9198089242 / 9789198089240
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Political Science / Globalization