Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419723865
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 16th, 2017

Grocery shopping is something we all do, but seldom analyze. Ruhlman packs a shopping cart with information on farming, distribution, packaging, and pricing. His conclusions are generally hopeful: more humane treatment of animals, better farming methods, greater food knowledge, healthier eating habits, and, ideally, healthier people. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins - Book Review

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Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good Cover Image
By Chuck Collins, Morris Pearl (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781603586832
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2016

Third base was a cold, comfortless cocoon for Collins, whose inherited wealth brought him material splendor but social and emotional sterility. Involvement with individuals, groups, and organizations with financial needs allowed Collins to shed his moneyed isolation, and learn personal wealth appreciates where money can't be found. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

Greenpeace Captain

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ISBN: 9781250079541
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 19th, 2016

Peter rose from crew to Captain participating and leading many Greenpeace actions around the globe for 35 years . He describes exciting and meaningful encounters, effectively dramatizing environmental choices we have made. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward

Full Fathom Five

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By Gordon Chaplin, Stan Waterman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781628726114
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Published: Arcade - May 3rd, 2016

Gordon Chaplin's loving depiction of a vanishing undersea wilderness of fishes and reefs in the Bahamas. Part memoir of growing up collecting and cataloguing specimens with his larger-than-life scientist father while free-diving in "gin clear" waters, part reflection on loss and longing for "home," this is a poignant and fascinating read. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Eating Animals

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ISBN: 9780316069885
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2010

Ignorance is bliss! However, ignorance also leads to conflict, misunderstandings, carelessness, and sometimes even stupidity. This book did not make me become a vegetarian, but it did make me become WAY more aware and conscientious of the type of meat I put into my body. Foer did his homework when writing this book and I am wiser for that reason. Factory farming is a frightening industry in America. Please do your homework and read up on this unsettling, yet important topic. ~ Reviewed by Misha D'Andrea

The One-Straw Revolution

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By Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn (Translated by), Wendell Berry (Preface by), Masanobu Fukuoka (Afterword by), Frances Moore Lappe (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590173138
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 2nd, 2009

A persuasive argument for a natural, holistic approach to agriculture using Fukuoka's own philosophy and practical experience. Though a scientist by training, Fukuoka is critical of the reductionist view and instead embraces the interconnectedness of all things, seeing his fields and orchards as the complex, semi-wild ecosystems they are. Every farmer should have this little book in his or her library, and all who eat should meet this vital perspective on food. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


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