Never Out of Season

Never Out of Season How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

First edition

Hardback (30 Mar 2017) | English

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Synopsis

Did you know that 10 plants make up 80% of our plant-based food supply? That the bananas we eat today were standardized in the 1960s, into one consistent strain, and that they are succumbing to a pathogen that might wipe them out? That an $8 cup of coffee is just around the corner?

Our food supply is heavily and increasingly corporate, streamlined for efficiencies from seed to store. Those efficiencies make bananas and coffee cheap; make wheat, rice, and beef prevalent; and all but guarantee that food tastes the same every time we eat--and they also mean that the foods we depend on most are one bug or virus away from disappearing.

The lesson, as told by science writer and biologist Rob Dunn through rich history and science and via characters and scenes, is to eat the way we always used to--locally, in season, and with an eye towards preserving food quality for the human race. Rigorously researched and highly provocative, this is the book to read if you want to know about the future of our food.

About the Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780316260725
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 641.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 323
Weight: 558g
Height: 243mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 35mm