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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
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    May 2007, 384 pages
    Apr 2008, 400 pages

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  • The average supermarket food item has traveled 1500 miles to reach our kitchens - that's further than most families go on vacation.
  • If every US citizen ate just one meal a week from locally grown meat and produce we would save 1.1 million barrels of oil every week!
  • Six companies now control 98 percent of the world's seed sales; the largest of these is Monsanto. The most common seed modifications are genes that kill caterpillars and make the plant resistant to a specific herbicide; for example, Monsanto create plants that are resistant to Roundup, which they also own.
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