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Ours is the Age of Food.
Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society.
Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess.
Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot and overcrowded planet.
This book is for anyone concerned about the health, safety, affordability, diversity, and sustainability of their food - and the peace of our planet. It is not just timely - its message is of the greatest urgency.
Audiences include consumers, 'foodies', policymakers, researchers, cooks, chefs and farmers. Indeed, anyone who cares about their food, where it comes from and what it means for them, their children and grandchildren.
Food, like air, water, soil and biodiversity, is one of humankind's most fundamental needs, source of joy and creator of community. The eco-crises of climate change and loss of biodiversity reveal the total unsustainability of the current global food system. This book is an urgent call for recognition that the inescapable need for change also brings enormous opportunities. David Suzuki
Food or War targets an issue that touches every human life, every day: food. And that, without it, people fight. It shows that our "jawprint" is the heaviest of all our impacts on our finite Planet – and that, for civilization to survive, how we produce food must change … Anyone with an interest in either the human future or in food should read this clear, authoritative, scary book. So should all first year College classes. Paul R. Ehrlich, co-author of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
Food or War details the consequences for the global food supply that humanity faces due the cascading impacts of climate, resource scarcity, toxicity and other threats – and provides workable solutions. I am convinced that this is going to be one of the most cited books and will be an important source of guidance for future generations. I recommend this book to every single person who loves the planet they live on and cares for the future of their grand kids. Razia Shaik, Charles Sturt University
On an increasingly crowded planet that is itself subject to an existential threat Julian focuses this book on the “Food Challenge”, its magnitude and urgency. We have much to think about and prepare. John Hewson, Professor, Crawford School, Australian National University, and former Federal Liberal and Opposition Leader