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The Resource Fresh : a perishable history, Susanne Freidberg

Fresh : a perishable history, Susanne Freidberg

Label
Fresh : a perishable history
Title
Fresh
Title remainder
a perishable history
Statement of responsibility
Susanne Freidberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: That rosy tomato perched on your plate in December is at the end of a great journey-not just over land and sea, but across a vast and varied cultural history. This is the territory charted in Fresh. Opening the door of an ordinary refrigerator, it tells the curious story of the quality stored inside: freshness. We want fresh foods to keep us healthy, and to connect us to nature and community. We also want them convenient, pretty, and cheap. Fresh traces our paradoxical hunger to its roots in the rise of mass consumption, when freshness seemed both proof of and an antidote to progress. Susanne Freidberg begins with refrigeration, a trend as controversial at the turn of the twentieth century as genetically modified crops are today. Consumers blamed cold storage for high prices and rotten eggs but, ultimately, aggressive marketing, advances in technology, and new ideas about health and hygiene overcame this distrust. Freidberg then takes six common foods from the refrigerator to discover what each has to say about our notions of freshness. Fruit, for instance, shows why beauty trumped taste at a surprisingly early date. In the case of fish, we see how the value of a living, quivering catch has ironically hastened the death of species. And of all supermarket staples, why has milk remained the most stubbornly local? Local livelihoods; global trade; the politics of taste, community, and environmental change: all enter into this lively, surprising, yet sobering tale about the nature and cost of our hunger for freshness
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Freidberg, Susanne
Dewey number
664
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP372.5
LC item number
.F74 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TP372.5
NAL item number
.F74 2009
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Food handling
  • Food
  • Perishable goods
  • History
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Food handling
  • Food
  • Food
  • Perishable goods
  • Lebensmittelqualität
  • Frischware
  • Haltbarkeit
  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • Livsmedel
  • Konservering
Label
Fresh : a perishable history, Susanne Freidberg
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-384) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Refrigeration: cold revolution -- 2: Beef: mobile meat -- 3: Eggs: shell games -- 4: Fruit: ephemeral beauty -- 5: Vegetables: hidden labor -- 6: Milk: border politics -- 7: Fish: wild life -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
648757496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674053854
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjf8pdr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648757496
Label
Fresh : a perishable history, Susanne Freidberg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-384) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Refrigeration: cold revolution -- 2: Beef: mobile meat -- 3: Eggs: shell games -- 4: Fruit: ephemeral beauty -- 5: Vegetables: hidden labor -- 6: Milk: border politics -- 7: Fish: wild life -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
648757496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674053854
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjf8pdr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648757496

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