The True Cost of Eating

The True Cost of Eating

From farm to fork or plot to plate, many of us have lost touch with how our food is produced. With increasing droughts, floods, rising temperatures and an ever-expanding global population, it has never been more important to understand the impact our food choices have on humans, animals and the environment.

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In her urgent new book, The Fate of Food, Amanda Little travels the world to shed light on innovative new approaches to crop production that could redefine sustainable food on a global scale. In his witty books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan grapples with day to day decisions like choosing between organic, local or imported ingredients and the consequences those choices can have on our health and on our environment. 

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Faced with unlimited culinary choices through the proliferation of delivery apps, we can often overlook the joy that cooking and sharing food together can bring. It is often seated around the dinner table that we share stories with loved ones and pass traditions down through generations.

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Jonathan Safran Foer beautifully puts it: ‘Eating and storytelling are inseparable – the saltwater is often tears; the honey not only tastes sweet, but makes us think of sweetness; the matzo is the bread of our affliction.’

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