Monday, May 19, 2008

Book Review: Harvest For Hope

Jane Goodall takes a break from the gorillas to discuss the state of the world's current unsustainable agricultural practices in Harvest For Hope. This is one of those books that I wish I could put into the hands of almost everyone in America. Even though it was "preaching to the choir" to me, it was a needed reminder to try harder to use less, waste less, and do my damndest to buy and store locally grown food even when our local farm isn't in season.

This was a quick read, and a scary overview of the evolution to modern monoculture factory farming. Read it, and you will immediately feel compelled to buy organic, visit the local farmer's market, join a CSA farm, or start your own garden. Goodall provides lots of suggestions for what everyone can do to support local farmers and help change how the developed world gets its sustenance.

5 stars!

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