[Item #46452] Lebensgefährliche "Lebensmittel". Sind unsere Nahrungsmittel noch Lebensmittel? pseud. of Murray Bookchin, Götz Ohly, RADICAL, PROLETARIAN LITERATURE.

Lebensgefährliche "Lebensmittel". Sind unsere Nahrungsmittel noch Lebensmittel?

Munich: Hanns Georg Müller Verlag, 1953. Octavo (20.75cm); publisher's beige unprinted card wrappers; dustjacket; [6],7-87,[1]pp; text is entirely in German. Trivial wear to spine ends, a few faint creases to front wrapper corners, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is lightly shelfworn, with shallow losses to spine ends, light dust-soil, a few tiny tears and stains, and a short split along lower front flap fold; Very Good+.

Attractive copy of the first book by American anarchist and ecologist Murray Bookchin. During the 1950's, Bookchin had close ties to the International Komunisten Deutschlands (IKD), a group of dissident German Marxists based in New York, who published a German-language periodical Dinge der Zeit and Contemporary Issues, its English-language sister publication. "His earliest book, Lebensgefährliche Lebensmittel, published in West Germany in collaboration with Gotz Ohly, was based on a very large article "The Problem of Chemicals in Food," that had been published in Contemporary Issues in 1952. Here he explored the possible effects of food preservatives and pesticides on human health. Such ideas, which have since entered into the general consciousness of our time, were highly original in the late 1950s and early 1960s" (Blog post: Biehl, Janet. "A Short Biography of Murray Bookchin." 1 January, 2016. Revolutionary Strategic Studies). A second edition, considerably expanded, was issued in 1955, with a preface by Clive McKay, a professor of nutrition at Cornell University. A ground-breaking essay which, together with a report prepared by Congressman James Delaney, led to major changes in food safety regulation in the United States. OCLC notes 20 holdings, of these, only 2 in U.S. institutions (Cornell, Natl.Library of Medicine).

Price: $450.00

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