* 象牙塔白領階級技術官僚的理論和真實世界不同, 很多時候, 政府告訴你這樣那樣會為我們帶來什麼好處, 其實不然
* 這世上有8億人吃不飽, 卻有10億人超重
* 糧食不僅是食物, 更是戰略武器. 台灣的糧食自給率不高, 所以, 要癱渙台灣也不難, 大家聯合起來搞糧食禁運, 就可以餓死不少人了
300+ pages for an extensive but skin-deep overview of the many dark sides - and few bright spots - of the global food system. For example, Fair Trade is mentioned once just 8 pages before the end of the book, and first approved, then criticized in less than half a page.
This book really raised my appetite for more information about food and agribusiness, but left me hungry for the answers. For that, it provides nearly 100 pages of notes and references for further reading. I'll go stuff my wishlist with recommended food for the brain - I hope it'll be good.
Oscillates between anedoct and statistics. To convince us that GMO cotton is bad for farmers, he tells us the story of how bad it was for one specific group of farmers in Africa.
What is more, he does not provide us with a credible alternative. It fashionably badmouths the green revolution....Continua