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Sarah Elton

Author and food columnist

Sarah Elton is the author of Cosumed: Sustainable Food for a Finite Planet, and Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens -- How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat, which was an instant national bestseller and won gold at the Canadian Culinary Book Awards. She is the food columnist for CBC Radio’s Here & Now and writes regularly about food for TheAtlantic.com, The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s. Sarah lives in Toronto. You can follow her online at www.sarahelton.net,
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EXCERPT: Consumed: Sustainable Food for a Finite Planet

What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach 9 billion people--that's 9 billion hungry humans--while climate change increasingly interferes with the way we produce our food. At the same time, few of us know where that food comes from, let alone how to grow it, and we are at the mercy of multinationals that control the food chain, with little insight into the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. This puts our future at risk.
04/21/2013 11:00 EDT