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The World That Feeds Us

The World That Feeds Us

Current price: $18.95
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
words & pictures
The MIT Press Bookstore
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Where does our food come from? Is farming different around the world? In this charmingly illustrated book, follow sustainable farming around the world to discover how farmers from Hawaii, to Sweden, the UK, and beyond grow the fresh and tasty food we enjoy eating.

Explore the seasonal workings of farms around the world, and how food can be grown using sustainable methods that focus on quality versus quantity to ensure an environmentally healthy future. The World That Feeds Us explores fascinating farms and farming techniques around the world, including:

  • Global cacao production
  • City farms, on rooftops, and beyond
  • Heirloom crops and heritage breeds
  • Farmer's markets across the globe
  • High-tech machinery such as farmbots

A glossary defines key sustainable farming terms. Through this colorful and global look at farming, children will learn how farmers, and us, can make choices to protect the planet, while still enjoying delicious and nutritious food.

About the Author

Nancy Castaldo has written books about our planet for over 20 years. Her 2016 title The Story of Seeds: From Mendel’s Garden to Your Plate, and How There’s More of Less To Eat Around The World introduces readers to the importance of seeds, farming, and the crisis we currently face. It received the Green Earth Book Award and many other accolades.

Ginnie Hsu is an illustrator, designer, and educator living in upstate New York. Her work is often inspired by everyday life, nature, human living, and well-being. Ginnie also enjoys foraging, yoga, and herbalism.

Praise for The World That Feeds Us

'an engaging, important book that presents the challenges and opportunities facing the world that feeds us.'—The School Librarian