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ISBN: 9781603582636
Year Added to Catalog: 2009
Book Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2
Number of Pages: 184
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: February 16, 2010
Web Product ID: 526

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Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities

by Carlo Petrini


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Terra Madre; forging a new global network of sustainable food communities.

One of the founders of the Slow Food movement, Petrini has been a leader in making people aware of the costs of fast food and industrial agriculture. In this book, he argues that food has become just another commodity by an agribusiness industry that is ravaging environments and peoples' lives worldwide. To change this situation, Petrini advocates local alliances between consumers and food producers.

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Englewood Review of Books

Review: TERRA MADRE by Carlo Petrini [Vol. 3, #14]
Reviewed by Thomas Turner.

Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food, the international organization dedicated to the renewal of food culture throughout the world and the peaceful destruction of the fast food industry, has written a slim tome that ventures into the global solutions to our paradoxical crises of food: 1 billion starving people while much of the developed world reaches staggering heights of obesity.

Petrini begins his book with an introduction to the Terra Madre organization, which has grown out of the Slow Food organization to include all the people who touch food in some way, from farmers, to chefs, to consumers.  Blind and ignorant consumption is Petrini’s arch enemy — he calls industrialized  man Homo consumens — so he instates a categorical change by calling consmers “co-produceers.”  This new moniker captures the image Petrini has of the next Industrial Revolution, a deindustrialized economy that focuses on the local and sustainable.

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