Animal Vegetable Miracle A Year of Food Life ePUB ☆

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia they take on a new challenge to spend a year on a locally produced diet paying close attention to the provenance of all they consumeAnimal Vegetable Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families a refrigerator packed with processed factory farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels In their search for another way to eat and live they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production Americans spend less of their income on food than has any culture in the history of the world but they pay dearly in other ways losing the flavors diversity and creative food cultures of earlier times The environmental costs are also high and the nutritional sacrifice is undeniable on our modern industrial food supply Americans are now raising the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parentsPart memoir and part journalistic investigation Animal Vegetable Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American dietWhen Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia they take on a new challenge to spend a year on a locally produced diet paying close attention to the provenance of all they consumeAnimal Vegetable Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families a refrigerator packed with processed factory farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels In their search for another way to eat and live they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production Americans spend less of their income on food than has any culture in the history of the world but they pay dearly in other ways losing the flavors diversity and creative food cultures of earlier times The environmental costs are also high and the nutritional sacrifice is undeniable on our modern industrial food supply Americans are now raising the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parentsPart memoir and part journalistic investigation Animal Vegetable Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American dietWhen Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia they take on a new challenge to spend a year on a locally produced diet paying close attention to the provenance of all they consumeAnimal Vegetable Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment They find themselves eager to move away from the typical food scenario of American families a refrigerator packed with processed factory farmed foods transported long distances using nonrenewable fuels In their search for another way to eat and live they begin to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production Americans spend less of their income on food than has any culture in the history of the world but they pay dearly in other ways losing the flavors diversity and creative food cultures of earlier times The environmental costs are also high and the nutritional sacrifice is undeniable on our modern industrial food supply Americans are now raising the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parentsPart memoir and part journalistic investigation Animal Vegetable Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet