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The Organic Food Shopper's Guide

by Jeff Cox (Author)



Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Cox, a former editor at Organic Gardening magazine, has been promoting organics
since long before it was fashionable. Using his 30 years of organics knowledge
in this guide-cum-cookbook, he attempts to untangle, for the average consumer,
the confusing mess of what to eat. Readers will find concrete advice in this
basic primer: the science of organic farming is followed by a product-by-product
guide to organically farmed foods that can be found in the market. Organized by
food group (vegetables, fruits, protein, etc.), each food is broken down by
season—how to shop for it, the reason to buy the organic version, and a simple
recipe or two that showcases the strength of the main ingredient. The best
answer for the health of humans and the health of the planet is to buy
everything organic, and the eventual redundancy of the organic advantage
paragraph on each food reveals just that; there are only so many ways to explain
that the product tastes better and that the farming method doesn't destroy the
soil. The best parts of the book are the informational inset boxes; Cox is
knowledgeable about all the food issues facing consumers and these
boxes—including information on mad cow, local agriculture, fair trade and food
labeling—showcase his expertise.

Review
Cox, a former editor at Organic Gardening magazine, has been promoting organics
since long before it was fashionable. Using his 30 years of organics knowledge
in this guide-cum-cookbook, he attempts to untangle, for the average consumer,
the confusing mess of what to eat. Readers will find concrete advice in this
basic primer: the science of organic farming is followed by a product-by-product
guide to organically farmed foods that can be found in the market. Organized by
food group (vegetables, fruits, protein, etc.), each food is broken down by
season—how to shop for it, the reason to buy the organic version, and a simple
recipe or two that showcases the strength of the main ingredient. The best
answer for the health of humans and the health of the planet is to buy
everything organic, and the eventual redundancy of the "organic advantage"
paragraph on each food reveals just that; there are only so many ways to explain
that the product tastes better and that the farming method doesn't destroy the
soil. The best parts of the book are the informational inset boxes; Cox is
knowledgeable about all the food issues facing consumers and these
boxes—including information on mad cow, local agriculture, fair trade and food
labeling—showcase his expertise.


Product Details

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Wiley (March 4, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470174870

 

 

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