Read itOct/Nov 2014 Issue

Living Without's Favorite Books: On Your Plate

It’s hard to reconcile that there are over 1 billion overweight people and 1 billion hungry people in the world. These 2 billion people face the same problem: poor nutrition partially due to agricultural systems pushing for cheaper-to-produce, cheaper-to-buy, nutrient-depleted foods, says Ellen Gustafson, a sustainable food systems activist who lectures around the world on global food issues. The answer is, perhaps, on your dinner plate. In We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World (Rodale), Gustafson examines the impact of our eating choices and offers ways to change our food system, one meal at a time. A fascinating read for anyone interested in food and health.

 

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