The End of Food—Paul Roberts

In some ways a follow up to 2004s “The End of Oil”, this is a pretty good accessible analysis of the global food economy. It touches on how we got here, what the big issues are that we need to confront in the near future (and right now)—a lot of those issues growing out of trying to fit a non-industrial process (agriculture) into an industrial model.

An interesting and less touchy-feely than some book on this topic. I didn’t learn anything particularly new, but that’s due to how much reading I do on food related issues more than anything else.

My current stack of books from the library is largely non-fiction, I suspect the rest of December is going to be a slog as I try to hit 40 books by the end of the year.