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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
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Feb 19, 2012

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Food may be the battleground of the 21st Century, as we endeavor to find ways to feed the planet's burgeoning population. Look at Zimbabwe today: an society that was once self-sufficient has completely lost its way. People whose grandparents lived happily off of the land have been bilked out of their birthright, and now are starving, while other suffering populations have been tricked into throwing half of their Super-Sized Happy Meals into the trash because it's too much food and they can't convert it into fat fast enough. Sense that his review might be a bit personal? OK, I'll stop. Kingsolver tells the same truth in a much more digestible way, relating her family's adventure with globally-conscious food choices with wry wisdom, humor, and honest evaluation of the right way to live and to eat in a shrinking world.

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