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Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them

Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them (Hardback)

By Saladino, Dan

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We live in an age of mass extinction. The earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever. Industrial agriculture and the standardization of taste are not only wiping out many edible plants, but also the food culture and stories that go with them. Inspired by a glob...al project to collect and preserve foods that are at risk of extinction, Dan Saladino sets out to encounter these endangered foods. Each of them tells a story - some of them moving and personal, some of them urgent and timely - and collectively they span the history of civilisation and touch on many of the biggest issues of our time, from climate change to global inequality. From a humble pea found on an island on the south coast of America to a mysterious cheese found in the mountains of the Balkans, from the wild honey eaten for centuries by the nomadic tribes of Tanzania, to a rare citrus fruit found in the mountain forests of India which is the genetic ancestor of all the world's oranges, each ingredient transports us to a different time and place. Spanning the globe in his search for the most endangered foods, Dan Saladino takes us on a thrilling tour of a disappearing world, and reveals the battles being fought for the future of the planet.
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ISBN 9781787331235
Released NZ 13 May 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787331235
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 13 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Saladino, Dan
Category Cultural Studies
World History
Plant Ecology
Biodiversity
Conservation Of The Environment
Endangered Species & Extinction Of Species
Pollution & Threats To The Environment
Social Impact Of Environmental Issues
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 338.19
Weight 750g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Food security, Crops and climate, Endangered plants, Food industry and trade
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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