How the authors of the new Rough Guide to Food lost their appetites for the food industry.
The full review is at TimesOnline.
Don't take any comfort from your location if you're a North American. The authors may be British, but the situation here is no less abysmal.
One of the issues that George Miller and Katharine Reeve raise is the distance that food travels. I have come nowhere close to achieving a 100 Mile Diet. However, since my move to Nanaimo, I have become a lot more conscious of the geography of food.
I buy most of my fresh produce from the climatic zone in which I live (British Columbia and the nearby state of Washington). A moderate amount of my produce comes from the Mediterranean zone of California.
Since I started paying attention to food miles, I have bought no tropical fruits and vegetables. To my astonishment, this has triggered no withdrawal symptoms. Who knew that a banana-free life could be this blissful?