In 2023, I want to read 12 environmental nonfiction and 12 environmental fiction books. This was my first book of the year and my first book in the former category.
I bought this in 2018 or 2019 and it’s lived on my shelf until now. I’m glad I decided to read it, but I have to say that I didn’t find the book’s argument (save water in the kitchen by buying organic) to be reasonable or that well informed.
Of course, organic and support sustainable agriculture is important, but it’s also not an accessible solution for most people. Unfortuantely, organics are more expensive despite them being better for many reasons (not just water use).
All that to say, I think this book has merit for anyone who wants to learn more about sustainable farming, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for someone who has any experience or prior knowledge in that area.