Food for thought: new book Stuffed hits the shelves

Cover of Stuffed, by Pat ThomasFor anyone interested in what we eat, a new book serves up some nutritious and informative food for thought.

Written by Pat Thomas, former Ecologist editor and MFM campaign director, Stuffed – Positive Action to Prevent a Global Food Crisis, takes an in-depth look at how food systems work and why they’re important.

The book offers a global perspective on agriculture and food production, looks at some of the problems we’ll face if we continue to farm land and animals on an industrial scale, and suggests some fairer and more sustainable solutions to keeping the planet fed and healthy.

On a world of shrinking resources and expanding population, it also spells out the many reasons why a reduced-meat diet is the only sensible way forward.

With a foreword by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, it features a wealth of well-known writers, including environmental activist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, Monty Don, Carol Steel, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, and Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and the Transition Network.

On the menu are essays on the importance of growing our own, keeping food local, tips on how to influence the way children are fed at schools and recipes for waste-not cookery using left-overs.

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