Two conflicting truths about food:
For the global environment, food production is the most devestating of human activities.
For humans, the lack of food (along with oxygen and water) is the most devestating of circumstances.
One sided information on food:
Perhaps readers have noticed that many blogs, newspaper articles, films, TV shows and other presentations on food are almost invariably one sided and concentrate on the first of these two truths and portray a very negative image of the journey of food from the farm to the fork.
"Demystifying Food From Farm to Fork"
In his book Maurice Hladik covers both of these truths in a balanced manner and provides the savvy reader with a greater apprecaition of how the incredibly complex and diverse food industry attempts, but sometimes stumbles, to both feed the world and yet do so in a reasonably sustainible manner. He also has many insights for the consumer and their control of the process in the later stages when food is approaching the fork.