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I like Polan, but his narrative could be shorter. Learnt a lot about food and some issues, his rant on Industrial Ag, and his romanticizing locally grown. Both valid, but no solution for feeding the world. Overall good book
Struggled to finish. First three sections very interesting. Last section was pretty self-absorbed. Narrator was melodramatic and sing-song.
One of the best narrators, one of the best books. I do find the premise of the authors disdain for industrialized food somewhat shortsighted. For example, he points out much of the bad but little of the good. For example, industrialized farming has eradicated hunger in wealthy nations and been part of the foundation for much human economic production and innovation since.
If this book was utilized in schools it could only bring greater awareness to each generation. It can teach us how to treat this planet and ourselves in growing and raising our food with grace.
I've always said that narration can make or break an audiobook and this narrator definitely made this book a favorite for me. Eloquent, enlightening, and endearing. I learned a lot but it was also an excellent story. Some reviews were not favorable towards the narrator so I wanted to make sure and review this audiobook so you would have other opinions. At first listen, he is a little different, but for me, his narration fits the author perfectly. His annunciations were always on point and he had perfect timing. It truly helped keep me listening.
love this book. the diversity of topics was truly extraordinary the research was in depth and presented many fresh concepts. I particularly love the section on the Farm that has the blended type of Agriculture based on grasses. some of the sections seems a little bit long Andover detailed but the overall effect was truly educational and inspiring.