Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate
9 journalers for this copy...
*Apples & Bananas
*Coffee & Prawns
*The Ready Meal
It goes into the labour issues as well as the food issues.
My only complaints were that the Bean chapter didn't have a lot to do with beans, and that it seemed a bit samey after a while, though that could be easily remedied by reading chapters between other books. This is the sort of book you end up talking about. Highly recommended.
Being released as a Bookray - I'll try to get it posted off by the weekend:
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Here is the current reading order:
My eating and buying habits have been changed even further. I've been a vegetarian for 15 years but shall aim for organic and local as much as possible.
This was much easier reading than I anticipated, I loved the very evocative accounts of people and places - added weight to the accademic arguements and made it less repetative.
Reading this has prompted me to make other changes I'd procrastinated about.
Thanks for the read Normy :) I loved my first bookring. Shall post to wilksie today.
The book certainly looks interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Thought the writing was a bit dull though, it took me a long time to read, in between fiction books, sorry.
On to parsleyraisin.
I found Not On The Label to be a book in similar vein to Fast Food Nation. It's confirmed some of my suspicions, drawn to my attention to some things that I wasn't previously aware of and shown me how I'm involved with them and how the choices I make can, even to a small extent, influence things for better or worse.
I don't suppose that I am going to just give up shopping in supermarkets, but I going to be thinking carefully about how and what I eat and how I can make changes to those to eat more healthily while reinforcing what I see as positive outcomes for both myself and society.
I'll be posting the book on to Fire-Dragon in the next day or two. Meanwhile I've ordered my own copy for re-reading. Thanks to Normy for sending this out.
The first couple of chapters - on chicken and then on salad - were really interesting but overall, I knew a lot of the information already. It's good to have that reinforced though.
The really interesting thing to me is that between receiving the book and finishing the book, I was offered the opportunity to visit coffee plantations in Uganda. I have just got back from an amazing week (I will write about it soon on my blog www.caitlininlondon.blogspot.com). I went out to small villages and visited farms but also spent a lot of time with people from a coffee exporting company. Learning about how coffee is grown, exported, traded, roasted and how all the certifications such as organic and fair trade work was absolutely fascinating.
By sheer coincidence I was reading this book on the plane and arrived at the chapter on coffee in Uganda (which I didn't even know was in the book) as the plane landed in Entebbe. I don't think I agree with everything that Lawrence has to say about coffee in Uganda but it certainly added another perspective to what I saw on the ground.
I've been really good in recent months and only signed up to books that were on my wishlist. So how come 7 books have arrived through my letter box in the last three days?! I'm now drowning in rings and rays! I promise I'll get to this book as soon as I can and I'll journal it again once I've read it.
Sorry for inconveniencing people by holding this book up, I've been very ill and due to this I've been slow to get through books. I hope people will understand.
It is next up on my TBR pile.
Can't sleep so thought I would journal. BF wants to read quickly (it will take him a couple of days) and then I will post on to Angellica - already have her address which helps.
An interesting combination with Fast Food Nation which I read last week. Singing from the same hymn sheet, but focusing on different elements. Very anti-supermarket.
I'm already on a vegetable box scheme, which makes me feel a little smug, but now I am determined to never have salad bags again.
Thanks for sharing
Very thought provoking.
Will contact callmjj and get this moving again soon.
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