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The End of Food

How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do About

Regular price $24.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553651697
  • Tags: Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Thomas Pawlick,
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9
  • Published On: 5/18/2006
  • 264 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926812106
  • Tags: Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Thomas Pawlick,
  • Published On: 18/05/2006
  • 264 Pages

Disaster looms in our current method of food production. The vitamin, mineral, and nutritional content of food is in shocking decline, a decline that is coupled with an equally shocking increase in the most noxious, often outright toxic contaminants in our food. Based on hard scientific research, The End of Food exposes the cause of this crisis—and industrial system of food production geared not to producing nourishing food, but to producing maximum profit for corporations.

Pawlick does not simply sound the alarm bell—he advocates a rejection of the current food production system. His mission is to raise consumer awareness so that individuals will no longer buy foods that are produced for the highest profit rather than for nutritional content.

Thomas F. Pawlick has more than thirty-five years of experience as a journalist and editor, specializing in science, environmental, and agricultural reporting. He is a three-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers' Association Award and received a National Magazine Award for his agricultural reporting. Pawlick holds a masters degree in farm journalism and is the author of ten books, including the best-selling The End of Food. He served six years as chief editor of Ceres magazine, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's flagship publication. He currently lives on a 150-acre farm in eastern Ontario.


" . . . a disturbing, well-documented look at the worldwide trend toward corporate food that may look good on a store shelf but that lacks all the qualities that make eating both a physical necessity and a sensual experience." -Matthew Behrens, Quill & Quire

" . . . an issue-driven book that's newsworthy and shocking . . . " -Bruce Gillespie, Quill & Quire

" . . . Pawlick writes from a downright mainstream perspective . . . this is something hugely in its favour as his message about the food system will be heeded by more than the converted . . . " -Paul Henderson, Vitality Magazine

"Pawlick is on a crusade to warn Canadians that the food industry has spent the last few decades engineering nutrition out of what ends up on the shelves of North America's supermarkets . . . Pawlick's book calls on consumers to turn to farmers' markets, backyard gardens and other means to find food that hasn't been nutritionally degraded." -The Observer

"Corporate profits trump health and nutrition in our modern food system, according to award-winning journalist and part-time farmer Thomas Pawlick in his expose of the food crisis in Canada's food supply. Pawlick gives guidance on how we can reclaim control of what we eat by becoming active at the local level." -Granville Magazine