Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine
and restaurant critic at both The New York Times
and Los Angeles Times
, says we have a food crisis. But it's not the crisis that most people are aware of. The specter of overpopulation has convinced many that the only way to feed large, undernourished populations is by growing more food — a lot more food. But that view ignores the fact that, for example, 70 percent of all apples grown in Mexico last year were thrown out, completely wasted. She explores other myths such as the belief that factory farms are more efficient that small, family-run farms. Finally she presents a new approach to solving our global food crisis.
Reichl is the author of My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life
, which came out in September 2015.