Sitopia

Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Social Sciences, Cultural & Media Studies, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 08/04/2021
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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2020 We live in a world shaped by food, a Sitopia (sitos - food; topos - place). Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it's the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. Yet food remains central to addressing the predicaments and opportunities of our urban, digital age. Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, Sitopia is a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and how to thrive on our crowded, overheating planet. In her inspiring and deeply thoughtful new book Carolyn Steel, points the way to a better future.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099590132
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 333g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 128 x 29 mm

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Honest, hopeful & inspirational
Its easy to say, but this is a truly inspiring read – as evidenced by the volume of sticky notes marking passages I know I’ll want to refer later to in my ... READ MORE
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