From the Slow Food Campaign to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's field-to-table fare at River Cottage - the message is all around us that good food, nutrition and health go hand in hand, and we must eat more fresh, unprocessed foods.
But no one admits that the cause of our poor health and social disorders is not just fast foods, but the source of our foods. Britain's once fertile soil has been systematically stripped of its crucial minerals by industrial farming so that even organic carrots can be tasteless and lacking in vitamins and essential trace elements. We are missing out on the nutrient-rich foods our bodies have evolved to need.
In this completely revised and updated edition of We Want Real Food, food campaigner and environmentalist Graham Harvey examines not only why our food is in such a parlous state but how we can change what we eat and radically improve our health as a result. He explains how and where to find the best foods - food that has been carefully grown to maximize its nutrient content - and how to tell what's good and what's not. The book also includes a new Local Food Directory listing over 800 farmers' markets, farm gate suppliers and farm shops across the UK as well as advice on:
We Want Real Food sets out what we can do to win the fight back for food that will stop us being overfed and undernourished - in fact, for real food.