Utne Reader Bookshelf: Food

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Food






To escape the adverse effects of consuming industrial processed food, society must learn fundamental cooking skills once more. The history of the pecan, as much an American nut as any, is one of hardiness and adaptability to new situations and tastes. A look into the politics of food makes it clear how and why Americans no longer have the right to grow and eat what they want. The cultural politics of ethical eating and dietary habits are explored in this thought-provoking passage.





For some mushroom hunters, picking mushrooms is a last resort for income, but the job comes with a level of relaxation that is not found elsewhere. Animal food checkoff programs are benefiting the animal food production industry, but not the consumers. Growing your own food not only helps your wallet, but it’s good for your mind and taste buds too. Life can take on a deeper quality when you enjoy your food by eating it slowly and preparing it mindfully.
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