Diet for a small planet.

Author:Pino, Carl
Position:Resources for Eco-Awareness and Action - Brief article - Book review

In the coffee table-friendly Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (Ten Speed Press, $24.95), authors Peter Manzel and Faith D'Aluisio travel the world and take photos, capturing families eating their everyday foods. Through this cross-cultural ex-amination, they find an accessible path into the politics of the plate. In stunning photographs of families displaying the entire contents of their larders (echoing the landmark Material World series to which D'Aluisio contributed) the authors show how packaged and fast foods led to a culinary revolution, but not a welcome one. People who...

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