Hi. I’m Kent Byron. I’ve been a gardener for 20 years, off and on. The more I found out about our commercial food supply, the more I learned about organic gardening so we could raise our own food. I am not simply alarmed; I am also having a great time. If you care to know about the food that’s being eaten by the majority of Americans and most likely you and your children, I suggest the following three books:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Kingsolver is an avid gardener and homesteader with marvelous writing prowess. This book is a fun and easy read with excellent research. A good introduction, this book reveals what you buy at the store and what you get when you go out to dine. This book is also filled with great stories of homesteading and its rewards. I recommend this book to start off, if you are new to the topic.
Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
This book is more dense but should alert you as to what the Corporate world and Wall Street are doing to your food supply. As I see it, there is far greater threat to our food than pointing the finger at terrorists. The corporate shenanigans are happening right in your area.
Harvest For Hope by Jane Goodall
This is a very detailed critique of our modern food supply, particularly about the unknown potential dangers and unintended consequences of genetically modified food.