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5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Overview of the Global Food System, November 3, 2012
This review is from: Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food (Hardcover)
This book is an eye-opening account of how our food system works, or fails to work, often to the disadvantage of billions. The story is packed to the brim with information, but is never dull. Kaufman is a lively writer, able to bring humor to his discussion while reminding us that food system is--literally--a deadly serious business. There is a lot of fine critical writing about food these days, but Kaufman's book is different from almost all of it: instead of examining food's industrialization, he explains its financialization. Most of us know little or nothing about that, but by the time you're done with this book you'll realize that it's something everybody needs to understand. A couple of the previous reviews complain that the book is "political." That's utterly false if they mean it's duplicitous or engaged in cheap, partisan point-scoring. But I would say it is political in the oldest and best sense of the word: it asks us to think and care about important, common things, and about how we share the world with other people. That it also provides flashes of wit along with the information and insight is an added benefit
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