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Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives

by Carolyn Steel

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Carolyn is een architecte die zich werpt op het probleem rondom eten. In Hungry City kiest Carolyn Steel voor een geheel nieuwe benadering van allerlei actuele problemen rond de manier waarop we eten. In dit boek volgt ze enthousiast het spoor van ons voedsel, van het platteland tot de stad, via markten en supermarkten, keukens en eettafels, afvalverwerking en terug, en vraagt zich af hoe wij voedsel kunnen benutten als een manier om onze steden beter te begrijpen, beter te ontwerpen, en leefbaarder te maken. Wat wat mij betreft dit boek zo mooi maakt is dat ze ook een compleet historisch beeld schetst hoe groot de steden ook vroeger waren en hoe bijvoorbeeld de keuken is ontstaan. Ze schetst een helder beeld van de impact van de moderne voedselproductie op ons leven en verschaft inzicht utopieen van verleden tijd. Vooral dat laatste hoofdstuk overtuigt niet. Desalnietemin is hongerige stad een uiterst actueel, indringend en boeiend boek. Het is niet voor niets dat dit boek een internationale bestseller is. ( )
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The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet. Yet few eaters are conscious of the processes that are required to bring food into a metropolis. This original and revolutionary study examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals a centuries-old dilemma that holds the key to a host of current problems, among them obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, and the destruction of the natural world. The rise and impact of such American hallmarks as industrialized food and meat production, the supermarket, fast food restaurant chains, and processed edibles on city life is examined alongside the historical roots and the contemporary issues at each stage of the food cycle, from farm to plate to landfill. Original and inspiring, this is a warning call to the waste and destruction caused by today’s food systems, and a guide to correcting its errors.

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'Hungry City' examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma, one which holds the key to a host of current problems - from obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world. Originally published: Lond.… (more)

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