Title: Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Author: Bruno McGrath
Date of Publication: 2013
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein.
This ebook points out the surrounding issues of genetically modified fruit and vegetables that consumers are unaware of. While several parties defend the use of technology to create food, it appears that little is being done to increase awareness about this matter to the end consumer. It also points out alternative food sustainability options such as organic farming and land management. This book indicates that although some parties agree that genetically modified food items are cost effective and considered safe, its long-term results have not been adequately researched and the use of pesticides on these items are far higher than for other types farming or food products.
Title: Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
Author: Oran B. Hesterman
Date of Publication: 2011
This publication is an enlightening and inspiring guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold.
Divided into three (3) parts, Fair Food introduces our current food system, its evolution, challenges and key principles a redesigned food system should embody, amongst others.
The author also offers examples of how various individuals and organizations have started to integrate these principles into their enterprises, providing inspiring new models for producers and consumers, businesses and communities.
Taking it a step further, Dr. Hesterman’s menu for change offers the reader questions to ask at farmers’ markets, tools for starting buy-fresh/buy-local campaigns; advice for forming buyer’s clubs that purchase food directly from farmers and fishermen, and guidance about the legislation to support at the local, state, and federal levels.