Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.3 X 0.9 X 9.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262039659

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About the Author

Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian and food futurist, is a Lecturer and Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of Food+City.

Reviews

Many books have been written about food's ability to transform and transport in a metaphorical sense. Food historian and futurist Robyn Metcalfe tells a different kind of story. She focuses on the literal transformation and transportation of food and how that affects our lives. In her new book, Metcalfe takes a detailed look at behind-the-scenes issues of the food supply chain: how food is grown, processed, transported, and consumed. Metcalfe examines how these processes are being changed by technology and their impact on how we eat today and in the future

--the Boston Globe

This is a book about a hidden side of food, not exactly how it is produced, far less consumed, but about how it is managed "between farm and plate". It's a neglected story, but a vital one with huge commercial and social implications.

--TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

Robyn Metcalfe's 'Food Routes' argues for total reinvention through technology: with big data's marriage to Big Food, technology companies and engineers will soon take over from farmers to produce what we eat.

--Nature

After reading this book, it will be impossible to look at a slice of pizza, or a banana, the same way again.

--Civil Eats