““Animal, Vegetable, Junk,” a comprehensive treatise on humanity’s relationship to food, matches our moment — evincing a necessary sense of urgency but also making no bones about the challenge before us.” — New York Times
“Epic and engrossing.” — The New York Times Book Review
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Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist, food writer and best-selling author, discusses his latest book. Animal, Vegetable, Junk (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) tells the story of humans through the lens of food, offering a view of how the need to eat has driven human history to slavery, colonialism, famine, and genocide. It brings us to the present, in which industrial agriculture has become a public health menace that exacerbates climate change and otherwise poisons the planet. The battle isn’t lost, of course, and Bittman attempts to reveal not only how food has shaped our past, but how we can reclaim our future.
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