cover image The End of Food

The End of Food

Paul Roberts. Tantor Media, $39.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4001-0599-1

Food shouldn't be handled like other market economies and if it continues to do so, the system will self-destruct. With detailed information and extensive anecdotal evidence, Roberts provides an intriguing account of food that works well in illustrating the evolution, the problems, and the subtleties of today's food industry. Unlike other food-writers, his assessment of the food industry is not entirely scathing but rather recognizes the inability of many within the industry to make significant changes. William Dufris is thorough in his delivery and excellent with his tone, timing, and emphasis during Roberts' more complicated prose (of which there is plenty). His quoting voice doesn't always match up with the speaker in terms of projection and personality. He maintains his rhythm and projection for most of the production with less than a handful of vocal shifts in the recording. A Houghton Mifflin hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 14).