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Sarah Elton is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in writing about food. Her book for children, Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. Her bestselling books for adults include Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmers' Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat. Sarah was the food columnist for CBC Radio's Here & Now for more than a decade. She lives in Toronto. Visit sarahelton.ca and find Sarah on Twitter @SarahAElton. Julie McLaughlin is the Vancouver-based illustrator of the Norma Fleck Award-winning Why We Live Where We Live, and The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics.


"Whether reading for research or looking to make a lifestyle change, this book will provide readers with ample information."--Green Teacher
"Clear and kid-friendly... Great for discussions of health, diet, and the environment."--School Library Journal
"Take[s] a look at...food related issues with great success. ...Using a straightforward approach, the author delivers a text that is both engaging and insightful."--Quill & Quire
"The author's balanced approach to this topic is broad and yet includes specifics that would relate to a wide audience of readers... Recommended."--Canadian Review of Materials
"This even-handed, supportive, and well-written examination of food choice will fill a gap in many nonfiction collections."--Booklist
"This text is interesting and thought provoking, presenting many points of view. It should certainly lead to lively discussion."--Resource Links

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