By: Colin Tudge
178 pages, no illustrations
We can feed ourselves forever-without cruelty to livestock and without wrecking the rest of the world. If we do the job properly, we will create human societies that are truly agreeable, co-operative and at peace in which all manner of people with all kinds of beliefs and aspirations can be personally fulfilled. Feeding People is Easy homes in, from the outset, on the positives. It shows what each one of us can do to help put things right. It is clear that we cannot leave our affairs to the powers-that-be. And this means that we have to re-invent democracy, or rather to make it work almost for the first time in the history of civilisation.
The book also proposes a Worldwide Food Club-the means by which humanity at large can establish a new global food supply chain, based on the principles of sound biology and justice.
"Feeding People is Easy is a remarkable book, inspiring, informative and transformative. This book integrates science, wisdom and common sense about a subject which is fundamental to human wellbeing. Colin's arguments are convincing, his writing is lucid and his philosophy is enlightening. Colin is one of the most original, radical and forward looking writers on the subject of food and farming and this book is a great achievement. All politicians, C.E.O.s of food corporations, managers of supermarkets, and everyone involved in food and farming should read this book." - Satish Kumar Editor, Resurgence.
"This book is a forthright challenge to the conventional wisdom on how best to feed our still rising population. Agriculture is not a business like any other, and the delusion that it is, has created bewildering problems, ranging from declining fertility of soils and increasing dependence on artificial aids to migration from country to towns and unhealthy choices of diet. Look now for original solutions from Colin Tudge." - Sir Crispin Tickell: Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization at Oxford University.
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