An indispensible guide for savvy teens to sort food myths from reality.
The everyday choices we make when it comes to food don’t just have an effect on us—they also affect other people and the planet. Today’s teens are more attuned to what they eat and where it comes from, but there’s still more to know. Foodprints enables readers to sort through the numerous messages they hear and read about food while getting the big picture about food production, marketing, and its role in society. Readers will discover:
• How our food system evolved from hunter gatherers to online ordering • How mega farms and factories came to produce the bulk of our current food supply • How to work through confusing nutrition advice like good and bad carbs • … and much more.
Select photographs and amusing artwork complement this lively exploration, which decodes the surprisingly complex subject of one of our most basic needs—the food we eat.