Introduction; Section 1: But is it true? The fallacy of the organic Utopia; Pollution, pesticides and cancer misconceptions; Are dietary nitrates a threat to human health? Farmyard Follies: the end of antibiotics on the farm? Genetic modification in context and perspective; Packing and Food: Interconnections and surprises. Section 2: If it's not part of the solution, it's part of the problem: Dietary disarray: Guidelines with a pinch of salt; The perversity of agricultural subsidies; Politics, policies, poisoning and food scares; Five famine fallacies; European regulation of genetically odified organisms. Section 3: So what is the solution? Community markets to control agricultural non-point source pollution; Meeting global food needs: The environmental trade-offs between increasing land conversion and land productivity.