The Next Step in the Food Revolution
Our early ancestors, about 400 generations ago, were hunter-gatherers. Their food came from the plants and animals they hunted and foraged rather than from animals they raised or plants they farmed. When they began to domesticate animals and grow food in the first primitive gardens, they made choices about how to feed their livestock and what to plant.
Those decisions produced tastier food, but as we now know, they also began, unwittingly, to strip vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants from their diets.
Jo's most recent book, Eating on the Wild Side, tells the story of the changes we have made to our wild foods, and what we can do to reclaim these lost nutrients. The solution goes beyond local, beyond organic, and beyond heirlooms. Surprisingly some of the answers are hiding in plain sight in your local grocery store.
Praise for Eating on The Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
"I learned so much from this outstanding book. Jo Robinson tells you how to shop, cook, and eat to maximize your intake of protective phytonutrients that nature put in plants. Highly recommended reading for all who are health conscious."—Andrew Weil, MD
"A wonderful, enlightening book. Jo Robinson has done a magnificent job of bringing together information from so many diverse disciplines—most of it unknown to nutritional scientists, physicians, and laypeople alike."—Loren Cordain, PhD, Author of The Paleo Diet
"If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc, I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Her latest book illustrates why she is without a doubt the quiet anchor of the movement. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work." —Bill Kurtis, Television Journalist and Producer
"Wow. I've just finished reading Jo Robinson's new book, Eating on the Wild Side, and it is exceptionally well done. Robinson provides specific recommendations of the most nutrient-dense varieties you'll find in supermarkets, farmers markets and home gardens, covering 27 vegetable crops and over 2 dozen fruits. This information is blended with fascinating history about each crop. Anyone who cares about getting maximum value from fresh produce will want to refer to this book again and again.” —Cheryl Long, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News
Visit our Meet Jo Robinson page for information about Jo's upcoming appearances.
Pick up some produce department shopping tips in this video from Jo.
Read the features articles about Eating on the Wild Side during June or July in the following publications: Prevention Magazine, Bon Appetit, Health, Fitness, Epicurious, Oprah’s “O”, Mother Earth News, and Redbook. An article also appeared in the May-June issue of Organic Spa Magazine.
Look for Jo's article, Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food, in the Sunday, May 26, 2013 The New York Times.
Website revisions coming soon. Eatwild.com will debut a new look and expand its focus to include fruits and vegetables as well as meats. The new information will include insights into new research, tips on top seasonal picks in your local market, photos of what's happening in Jo's test garden, and more. Come back and see us!