Harvest for Hope

  • by Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy, Gail Hudson
  • Narrated by Tippi Hedren
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Renowned scientist and best-selling author Jane Goodall delivers an eye-opening and empowering book that explores the social and personal significance of what we eat. In Harvest for Hope, Jane Goodall presents an empowering and far-reaching vision for social and environmental transformation through the way we produce and consume the foods we eat. In clear, well-organized chapters that include "The Organic Boom" and "Thinking Globally, Eating Locally", readers will discover the dangers behind many of today's foods, along with the extraordinary individual and worldwide benefits of eating locally grown, organic produce. For anyone who has ever wanted to know how they can take a stand for a more sustainable world, Harvest for Hope reveals the healthy choices that will support the greater good.


What the Critics Say

"Jargon-free and anecdote-rich....A useful primer for grassroots activists." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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This book uncovers nothing that anyone even remotely interested in the wholesomeness and safety of their food doesn't already know, and is written and narrated in a style that seems directed to the intellect of a third grader. I was thinking that as a biologist, Ms. Goodall would able to provide some balance between the health food store fear mongering and the glib assurances of the agribusiness PR flacks, but she chooses to talk down to her audience, and I believe even quotes some wacko publication like "Well-Being Journal" (I'd actually have to listen to the hour or so that I managed to tolerate to accurately cite what publication of dubious credibility it was) as a source. The narrator does the text justice. Perhaps this is why she hasn't been heard from since "The Birds".
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- Jennifer

Lucky Us

the book is wandering and largely emotionally driven rather than scientifically, fact based it's only brought down further by the ridiculous narration. it would seem the narrator finds each and every word of each and every sentence to be a profound revelation which all of humanity should bow down and thank her for(not to mention the uncanny similarity her voice shares with the captain of star trek's voyager series.) I couldn't agree more with another reviewer's opinion posted here that it all sounds as though the listener is assumed to be a 3rd grader.
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- Greg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-14-2005
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio