As we're all focused on the e coli investigation around spinach, it may be a good time to think about where our food comes from, and why we choose to eat what we eat. Why would farmers in Guatamala, who refuse to touch broccoli themselves, dedicate their precious farmland to the cultivation of broccoli, all of which is exported to the United States? And why do Americans eat so much broccoli? This book takes a surprising look at the hidden world of broccoli, connecting American consumers concerned about their health, body image, and diet with Maya farmers concerned about holding onto their land and making a living.
Read a great summary of the book here.