How we farm, what we eat, and how our food gets to the table all have an impact. And she offers a vision of a future in which our food system does more good than harm, with six principles for a climate friendly diet as well as visits to farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming.
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It #ad - . And our government and the food industry are willfully ignoring the issue rather than addressing it. Beyond what we already know about "food miles" and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to climate change, producing as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. She exposes the interests that will resist the change, and the spin food companies will generate to avoid system-wide reform.
Diet for a Small Planet 20th Anniversary Edition: The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans EatBallantine Books #ad - The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating is still a complete guide for eating well in the twenty-first century. Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself—and the world—by changing the way you eat.
The diet for a small planet features: • simple rules for a healthy diet • streamlined, easy-to-use format • food combinations that make delicious, protein-rich meals without meat • indispensable kitchen hints—a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals and snacks • hundreds of wonderful recipes.
Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon LivingIsland Press #ad - But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars. The advice in cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier.
The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. How can each of us live cooler smarter? while the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, how to get to work—may seem small, where to shop, collectively they have a big effect on global warming.
Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living #ad - While other green guides suggest an array of tips, diet, your community, personal consumption, home energy use, with chapters on transportation, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, as well as how best to influence your workplace, and elected officials. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.
Cooler smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists.
Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate RevolutionNew Society Publishers #ad - In physics from Columbia University. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, global warming, and a mindset of separation from nature.
We all want to be happy. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. He began by bicycling, meditating, growing food, and making other simple, fulfilling changes.
Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution #ad - The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph. D. He lives in suburban altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American.
Being the change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process.
Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture Our Sustainable FutureBison Books #ad - Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization, ecological soundness, then details the methods that can restore economic viability, and social responsibility to our agricultural system and thus ensure sustainable agriculture as the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society.
With the decline of family farms and rural communities and the rise of corporate farming and the resulting environmental degradation, American agriculture is in crisis. Together they constitute a clear and compelling vision for rebalancing the ecological, economic, and social dimensions of agriculture to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future.
Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture Our Sustainable Future #ad - In crisis and Opportunity, John E. These engaging essays describe what sustainable agriculture is, why it began, and how it can succeed. 20081101. But this crisis offers the opportunity to rethink agriculture in sustainable terms. Here one of the most eloquent and influential proponents of sustainable agriculture explains what this means.
Strange as This Weather Has Been: A NovelCounterpoint #ad - As the mine turns the mountains "to slag and wastewater, workers struggle with layoffs and children find adventure in the blasted moonscape craters. Set in present day west virginia, this debut novel tells the story of a coal mining family—a couple and their four children—living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their hometown.
A west virginia family struggles amid the booms and busts of the coal industry in this novel from an author called “Appalachia’s Steinbeck” Jayne Anne Phillips. Working at a motel, bant becomes involved with a young miner while her mother contemplates joining the fight against the mining companies.
Strange as This Weather Has Been: A Novel #ad - As domestic conflicts escalate at home, the children are pushed more and more frequently outside among junk from the floods and felled trees in the hollows—the only nature they have ever known. But bant has other memories and is as curious and strong-willed as her mother, and ultimately comes to discover the very real threat of destruction that looms as much in the landscape as it does at home.
Strange as this weather has been follows several members of the family, with a particular focus on fifteen-year-old Bant and her mother, Lace. Powerful, sure-footed and haunting. The new york Times Book Review.
Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our WorldAtria/Enliven Books #ad - Reverse climate change and effectively save the world--all through the choices you make in how and what to eat. . Now, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, we can reverse global warming, bodies, regenerative agriculture diet, pets, abundant food, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, harvest healthy, in Kiss the Ground, and ultimately our planet.
Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity's single most important and time sensitive mission.
Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World #ad - The story of life in the soil teaches you how clean eating and supporting regenerative farming are recipes for a healthier life and a healthier world. Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource--the very ground that feeds us.
Healing the soil is the path to healing ourselves and the planet. Josh tickell, one of america's most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment.
Sustainable Diets: How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food SystemRoutledge #ad - This six-pronged approach to sustainable diets brings order and rationality to what either is seen as too complex to handle or is addressed simplistically and ineffectually. How can huge populations be fed healthily, yet changing food supply, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves hard.
This book explores what is meant by sustainable diets and why this has to be the goal for the Anthropocene, the current era in which human activities are driving the mismatch of humans and the planet. The authors propose a multi-criteria approach to sustainable diets, socio-cultural issues, the environment, giving equal weight to nutrition and public health, food quality, economics and governance.
Sustainable Diets: How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System #ad - Food production and consumption are key drivers of transitions already underway, yet policy makers hesitate to reshape public eating habits and tackle the unsustainability of the global food system. The book provides a major overview of this vibrant issue of interdisciplinary and public interest. It outlines the reasons for concern and how actors throughout the food system governments, producers, civil society and consumers must engage with unsustainable diets.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global WarmingPenguin Books #ad - They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. At least until now. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope. Per espen stoknes, author, what we think about when we try not to Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have.
The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom. David roberts, vox“this is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming #ad - Peter kareiva, uclain the face of widespread fear and apathy, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, professionals, an international coalition of researchers, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline.
New york times bestseller •the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it.
These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors.
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the PlanetRodale Books #ad - A chance conversation with a local chef led her to the crossroads of science, farming, food, and environmentalism and the discovery of the only significant way to remove carbon dioxide from the air—an ecological approach that tends not only to plants and animals but also to the vast population of underground microorganisms that fix carbon in the soil.
Journalist and bestselling author kristin ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils.
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet #ad - That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Ohlson has long had an appreciation for the soil. Ohlson introduces the visionaries—scientists, erosion, which solves myriad problems: drought, ranchers, and landscapers—who are figuring out in the lab and on the ground how to build healthy soil, air and water pollution, farmers, and food quality, as well as climate change.
Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in AmericaThe New Press #ad - Foodopoly shows how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities to famines overseas, and argues that solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice. In foodopoly, she takes aim at the real culprit: the control of food production by a handful of large corporations—backed by political clout—that prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices people can make in the grocery store.
Hauter also pulls the curtain back from the little-understood but vital realm of agricultural policy, Kraft, Tyson, showing how it has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, and ConAgra. Blending history, grains, revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, reporting, and a deep understanding of farming and food production, Foodopoly is a shocking, and milk most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America #ad - Yet, as a leading healthy-food advocate, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created. Wenonah hauter owns an organic family farm that provides healthy vegetables to hundreds of families as part of the Community Supported Agriculture CSA movement.
A meticulously researched tour de force” on politics, big agriculture, and the need to go beyond farmers’ markets to find fixes Publishers Weekly.