Not on the Label

Not on the Label

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We no longer trust what we eat. We lurch instead from food scare to food scare while farming around the world is in crisis. A handful of retailers and food manufacturers exert unprecedented control over what we eat. We have come to depend on processed food which is routinely adulterated. In a series of journeys tracking some of our most popular foods, Felicity Lawrence travels from farms and factories to packhouses and lorry depots across the world. She discovers why beef waste ends up in chicken, why a third of apples are thrown away for failing the beauty contest, why bread is full of water and air. She meets the hidden armies of illegal labourers exploited across Britain and in foreign factories working for our supermarkets. Above all she shows how such seemingly disparate phenomena as obesity, blighted town centres and starving smallholders in Africa and Asia are all intricately related aspects of our newly globalised, industrialised system of 21st century food production.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • e-book
  • 0141887117
  • 9780141887111

About Felicity Lawrence

Felicity Lawrence is an award-winning journalist and editor who has been writing on food-related issues for over twenty years. She is a special correspondent for the Guardian and lives in London.
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