The Joy of Plenty
Isabel Montclaire wants to start a revolution. She intends to drastically change the way you buy, cook, store, and eat your food. Stop the endless meandering through grocery-store aisles packed with processed and contaminated ingredients. Instead, form direct relationships with food suppliers in order to reduce your food costs and stock your pantry.
The Joy of Plenty sounds the alarm about the harmful effects of pesticide residues. While these effects can be avoided by buying organic foods, that choice is often too expensive. By taking you out of the grocery store and out to the farm or wholesaler instead, Isabel shows you how to buy clean, organic foods for reasonable prices.
Isabel’s guide includes advice on eating with the seasons, forming “pantry groups,” keeping foods fresh, supporting local farmers, and more. With small changes to your routine, you can be part of a movement that’s changing how the world eats.
This provocative exposé will provide all the motivation you need to transition to The Joy of Plenty way. After a health scare, Isabel discovered that many pesticides used in commercial agriculture have lost their effectiveness. Farmers now have to use more and stronger pesticides to combat increasingly resistant pests. This leads to greater concentrations of pesticide residues in food, water, and the environment.
In this startling look at pesticide use, Isabel describes some of the tactics agribusiness uses to keep the public in the dark about the dangers of low dose, long term exposure to pesticide residues. She sounds the alarm about their toxic effects on people, pollinators, and the planet. The antidote is reducing society's dependence on agricultural pesticide use through organic agriculture.
This booklet is an expanded version of Chapter Two of The Joy of Plenty. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations who are raising the public's awareness about the health impacts of pesticides on people, pollinators and our planet.