Nourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System


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Nourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Island Press
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Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health, resulting in the paradoxes of obesity paired with malnutrition, crops used for animal feed and biofuels while people go hungry, and more than thirty percent of food being wasted when it could feed the 795 million malnourished worldwide. In Nourished Planet, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition offers a global plan for feeding ourselves sustainably. Drawing on the diverse experiences of renowned international experts, the book offers a truly planetary perspective. Essays and interviews showcase Hans Herren, Vandana Shiva, Alexander Mueller, and Pavan Suhkdev, among many others. Together, these experts plot a map towards food for all, food for sustainable growth, food for health, and food for culture. With these ingredients, we can nourish our planet and ourselves.

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"Provides viable strategies for building a food system that better sustains our bodies, environment, and communities. As both an organic farmer and a policymaker, I wholeheartedly appreciate the effort."--Congresswoman Chellie Pingree "This is a recipe book with powerful bite and lasting flavor. Its enticing instructions could actually save us, and life on earth, from disaster."--Tristram Stuart, founder of Feedback and author of "Waste: Uncovering a Global Food Scandal" "Offers hope in new directions toward more sustainable lifestyles."--Seeking Alpha "One of the more important books to come out this year. Nourished Planet takes on the hyper-critical issues of today--sustainability, hunger, the future of our planet--and approaches them in a way that we can all understand."--Jos Andr s, chef and advocate "Nourished Planet not only shows how sustainable practices produce healthy food, but also demonstrates their economic viability. These are the solutions that will TRULY feed the planet."--Forrest Pritchard, sustainable farmer and author of "Gaining Ground" "Nourished Planet reiterates what a small segment of the farmers are trying to do: not feed the world, but feed the world better. This book is an important reminder that respecting the Earth is better for the farmers, the animals, the environment, and the consumer."--Paul Willis, founding hog farmer and President of Niman Ranch Pork Company "From A to Z, Nourished Planet is an encyclopedia for the future of food."--Dan Barber, chef/co-owner, Blue Hill, and author of "The Third Plate"