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The Grand Food Bargain

and the Mindless Drive for More

Authors: Walker, Kevin

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  • The most comprehensive account of the consequences of the modern food system on life, health, and the environment
  • tailored for the general reader
  • Conveys a sweeping history of our relationship with food through compelling stories.
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  • The author offers unique insights from a long and varied career in food, from agribusiness to government
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About this book

When it comes to food, Americans seem to have a pretty great deal. Our grocery stores are overflowing with countless varieties of convenient products. But like most bargains that are too good to be true, the modern food system relies on an illusion. It depends on endless abundance, but the planet has its limits.

Through beautifully‑told stories from around the world, Kevin Walker reveals the unintended consequences of our myopic focus on quantity over quality. By the end of the journey, we not only understand how the drive to produce ever more food became hardwired into the American psyche, but why shifting our mindset is essential.


About the authors

Kevin Walker is a professor at Michigan State University. Originally recruited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Walker directed a center focused on emerging issues affecting animal agriculture. He later became a Fellow with the Kellogg National Leadership Program and launched the Executive Leadership in Food Safety initiative where he proposed and developed a flagship training course with the World Trade Organization. He has also served on two Institute of Medicine National Research Council committees within the National Academies. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Third Relationship

    Pages 3-18

    Walker, Kevin D.

  • My Food, My Way

    Pages 19-37

    Walker, Kevin D.

  • More Is Never Enough

    Pages 41-59

    Walker, Kevin D.

  • An Infinite Supply of Finite Resources

    Pages 61-82

    Walker, Kevin D.

  • Expecting More, Committing Less

    Pages 83-100

    Walker, Kevin D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Grand Food Bargain
Book Subtitle
and the Mindless Drive for More
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Kevin D. Walker
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-948-7
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-948-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 327
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