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Sustainable Food Good Advice For Earth And Your Health

Reviewing: Elise Mc Donough Sustainable Food  |  Rating:
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Sustainable Food - How to Buy Right and Spend Less is written by Elise McDonough. This book is a 1 hour read but, packed with good information on buying earth friendly food for less. The theme is this type of eating is healthier and better for the planet.

I totally agree that local, organic, seasonal, less processed food is good for you. The challenge is the natural conflict of better food is normally much more expensive. The book defines all key terms, including some new ones. I had discovered some of the facts in my health and diet research. It does a good job of explaining some of the negative health and taste impacts of mass-produced food. Also, the book explains well the energy waste in some food mass-produced methods.

A small amount about cruelty to animal that I philosophically agree with, but distracts from the main theme of the book since does not directly impact your or earths health. I feel like animal are important people and the environment are bigger issues. Overall it is a very good book.

My suggestions are three primary areas for improvement in the book would be (1) More factual basis for some of shopping claims on spending less (2) Expand "beer, wine and spirits" chapter, and (3) Add more suggestions how to buy healthy for less than just buy seasonal. It makes a good case for nuts, seeds, beans, and meat substitutes like tofu. I like the book for a nice condensed version on the subject with good list of internet links.