The End of Food: The Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry by Paul Roberts

The End Of Food - Paul Roberts

An interesting, and some-what worrying look at the emergence, ultimate costs and short-term benefits of large-scale food production over the world and the coming crisis in the world food industry.  A bit USA-centric.  This isn't a "fun' book to read, but it is informative and fairly well-written.






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