VIRTUAL: Dan Saladino at the Hudson Library [2/1]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Dan Saladino on February 1st at 7pm. Saladino will be discussing his book Eating to Extinction.
*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.
Over the past several decades, globalization has severely homogenized what we eat. Of the roughly six thousand different plants once consumed by human beings, only nine remain major staples today. Seeds, the source of much of the world’s food, is mostly in the control of just four corporations. Ninety-five percent of milk consumed in the United States comes from a single breed of cow. The consolidation of our food has steep costs, including a lack of resilience in the face of climate change, pests, and parasites. Our food monoculture is a threat to our health and to the planet.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
What Saladino finds in his adventures are people with soul-deep relationships to their food. This is not the decadence or the preciousness we might associate with a word like “foodie,” but a form of reverence . . . Enchanting." —Molly Young, The New York Times