Sunday, December 9, 2012

Food: The New Gold by Kathlyn Gay-ADVISABLE

Gay, Kathlyn, Food: The New Gold,  Twenty-First Century Books, 2013. Pgs. 96. INFORMATION.

Around the world, millions go to bed hungry every night. Farmers produce enough food to feed everyone, but it doesn’t get to the people who need it most. Why is food abundant in some places and scarce in others? Author, Kathlyn Gay researches and attempts to explain why.

The charts and numbers provided are informative and eye-opening. The layout is well-done and easy to follow. Along the way, readers will find “food for thought” ideas that other cities are using to help the food shortage issues. Readers who are interested in helping the world or who need to do a report on a current issue will enjoy reading this book. Included are a glossary, sources for further information, a bibliography, and an index. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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