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Harvest for Hope by Jane Goodall
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Jun 14, 2012

it was amazing
Read in August, 2008

Sometimes the best person to ask about a topic is someone who is a couple of steps away from the issue. Take for example Jane Goodall. She is best known for her work with primates, but this book takes on the issue of food. Here is someone who has seen food from various perspectives and her book “Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating” proves it.

With the help of Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson, she writes with clarity, joyful energy and hard hitting prose. As a self professed vegetarian she does not proselytize her viewpoints upon the reader. To better understand our relation to food she uses personal anecdotes to emphasize the dangers of modern agribusiness and the hope of an emerging culture based around quality food raised and grown with common sense and wisdom passed down through the ages. She looks at animal factories, biotechnology, water, organics, family farmers, children and the hope of citizen action. She sees hope in many places and in many individuals.

For a well rounded look at food issues, “Harvest of Hope” is one of finest books written in many years. If you are looking for some clarity on these issues, this book deserves your full attention.
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