David Waltner-Toews is best-known perhaps for his witty columns in Harrowsmith, some of which have been republished in book form. He has worked on a wide range of health, environmental and international development issues, as well as research projects in zoonotic diseases and animal production. His first book was One Animal Among Many. A veterinary epidemiologist, he teaches at the University of Guelph.
Food, Sex, &amp; Salmonella
What sex is to inter-personal relationships, eating is to the Human-Environment relationship, a daily consummation of our de facto marriage to the living biosphere.
This book is about the true meaning of eating, intimacy, love, vomiting and diarrhea: You and your food partner. It is about the celebration of ecology through eating and about how food poisoning can save the world.
This book should be kept next to your toilet, and also next to your refrigerator. The next time you suffer from a bout of food poisoning, doubled over in abdominal pain, feeling like there rages a true revolution within, I want you to understand what is happening to you, why the inner child is having a gaseous tantrum in your guts. I want you to hear Gaia’s, the earth organism’s, whispered love-message to you.