The Globe and Mail Reviews Consumed

Finding the Right Diet for a World Craving Answers

Excerpt of The Globe’s review: “…So called “locavores” emphasize the importance of local production and consumption. Others insist that we conceive of food just as we’d think of any other commodity – to be produced industrially and traded liberally. To this, Sarah Elton offers a sustained response in her second major book, Consumed. The trouble, as she sees it, is that, while industrial food might well bring us cheap calories, we absolutely do not have a food system resilient enough to carry us into the future. Not resilient enough to withstand a possible two-degree atmospheric temperature increase by 2050 – the all-too-near temporal horizon towards which Elton’s narrative arc and argument move…”

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