Valentin Thurn, Stefan Kreutzberger: Tough Stuff. Ludwig Verlag (Paperback)

Tough Stuff

How our food is produced. Looking for ways to feed the world

Original Title: Harte Kost

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 320 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-28063-2
€ 16.99 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 23.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Ludwig

Date of publication: November 10, 2014
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Rights sold to: Korea (Eco-Livres)

Valentin  Thurn, Stefan  Kreutzberger - Tough Stuff


Insect farms, meat from laboratories, genetically modified maize – what will our food be like tomorrow?

By 2050, the world population will have grown to almost ten billion. If all these people are to be fed, agricultural experts have forecast, the production of foodstuffs will have to increase by 70 percent. And that, they say, is only possible with more chemistry, more genetic modifications and more factory farming. But is that really the only practicable solution?

Journalist Stefan Kreutzberger and film maker Valentin Thurn set out on a world-wide search for sustainable solutions for the food industry that respect people and animals and go easy on the scarce resources. They talk to visionaries from the two opposing camps – industrial and rural – of agriculture, meet organic farmers and food speculators, visit urban gardens and industrially run abattoirs, insect farms and hatchery systems for genetically engineered salmon.

The stories behind our food are often so inconceivable that they are almost enough to make us lose our belief in the good in human beings – yet the wealth of counter proposals makes one thing clear: there is such enormous scope of action that we could change things – if we wanted to.


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