I recently finished reading America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat by Harvey Blatt, and I have to say that it was very eye-opening. To say that today's consumer is divorced from the process of food production is quite the understatement. Blatt began his book by discussing and comparing farming from one to two hundred years ago to farming today, and while I knew that the changes would be drastic, I didn't know in what way. Farming and meat production has gone from many small farms to a few gigantic farms. Subsidies have encouraged the production of only a few kinds of food, and within those, a few varieties of those foods. The number of varieties of foods that have gone "extinct" is astounding! Pesticides are increasingly being found in our groundwater and are being run off into the ocean, killing millions of fish and other sea creatures. He describes how modern food is nutrient deficient with actual numbers to go along with it. Blatt goes through every aspect of our food including soil, organic food, genetically modified food, meat, seafood, fruits and veggies, food processing, and poor eating. One of the things I like most about this book is that it contains everything in one source, and nearly every sentence has a reference to the back with where he got his information from. Unfortunately I didn't mark places where I exclaimed "Holy cow!" after reading something, so you'll just have to read the book yourself. There definitely were countless facts that I learned from this book that had never crossed my mind before, and is definitely changing the way my family will be eating in the future. (I had my first cage-free eggs this morning!) All in all, this book was very informative, I was pleased to see scientific data behind the writing, and I think everyone who eats should read it.