PANNA: Resource Pointer #313 (Slow Food)
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*Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, 2002* Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe. Explores human attitudes about food and the environmental consequences of how we harvest and produce it. Exposes the false tradeoffs of corporate globalization: chemical agriculture or starvation; genetically modified foods or scarcity; corporate capitalism or chaos. Describes the work of farmers, educators, activists and chefs from around the world who strive to link healthy foods with healthy societies. 448 pages. US$26.95. Contact Penguin Putnam, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014; phone (800) 788-6262; fax (800) 227-9604; Web site http://www.penguinputnam.com/.
*Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition and the Honest Pleasures of Food, 2001* Carlo Petrini, ed. Anthology for cooks, gourmets, and anyone passionate about food and its impact on culture. Includes more than 100 articles and recipes drawn the quarterly journal "Slow" with contributions from food writers from around the world. The Slow Food movement offers a clear alternative to the harms of the "fast food" culture. 285 pages. US$24.95. Contact Chelsea Green Publishing Company, PO Box 428, White River Junction, VY 05001; phone (800) 639-4099; Web site http://www.chelseagreen.com/.
*Eco-Foods Guide: What's Good for the Earth is Good for You, 2002* Cynthia Barstow. Provides an optimistic and humorous guide to buying and supporting healthy foods. Examines harmful effects of pesticides and growth hormones, biotechnology and processed foods, factory farming methods and more. Highlights alternatives and solutions, such as eating seasonally, buying locally, reforming school cafeteria menus, and supporting organic production methods. Can$23.95, US$17.95. Contact New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X0, Canada; phone (250) 247-9737; fax (250) 247-7471; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.newsociety.com/.
*The World is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food, 2001* José Bové, François Dufour--interviewed by Gilles Luneau, translated by Anna de Casparis. Farmer and activist José Bové--known for his leadership in dismantling a McDonald's outlet in South-West France in 2000--together with the General Secretary of the French Farmers Confederation, François Dufour, recount the dramatic events of McDonald's demonstration and Bové's subsequent imprisonment. They examine the impacts of industrial agriculture in a global economy: environmental damage, and the production of tasteless, unhealthy food. Bové and Dufour propose an alliance of farmers, consumers and ecologists to promote public awareness of these issues. 240 pages. US$16, UK£10. Contact Verso Books, 180 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10014; phone (212) 807-9680; fax (212) 807-9152; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.versobooks.com/.
*Deconstructing Supper, 2002* Video documentary. Marianne Kaplan, dir. Follows Chef John Bishop in his personal global quest to examine issues affecting today's food choices. Bishop interviews and dines with journalists, scientists, government regulators, biotechnology industry representatives, and organic farmers and activists in the US, Canada, UK, and India. Asserts that technologies needed to feed the developing world should be based on local knowledge and expertise, not imposed by multinational corporate agribusiness through genetically engineered seed and chemical pesticides. 47 minutes. US$250 to buy, US$85 to rent; reduced rates available for activist and grassroots groups. Contact Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; phone (800) 543-3764; fax (610) 370-1978; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/.