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Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine

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Neoliberals often point to improvements in public health and nutrition as examples of globalization's success, but this book argues that the corporate food and medicine industries are destroying environments and ruining living conditions across the world.

Scientist Stan Cox expertly draws out the strong link between Western big business and environmental destruction. This is a shocking account of the huge damage that drug manufacturers and large food corporations are inflicting on the health of people and crops worldwide. Companies discussed include Wal-Mart, GlaxoSmithKline, Tyson Foods and Monsanto. On issues ranging from the poisoning of water supplies in South Asia to natural gas depletion and how it threatens global food supplies, Cox shows how the demand for profits is always put above the public interest.

While individual efforts to "shop for a better world" and conserve energy are laudable, Cox explains that they need to be accompanied by an economic system that is grounded in ecological sustainability if we are to find a cure for our Sick Planet.

Synopsis:

Shows how food and drug companies are destroying the planet and the health of the population.

About the Author

Stan Cox is a senior scientist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture from 1984 to 1996 and has a Ph.D. in plant genetics.

Table of Contents

Preface *Health care's malignant growth  *Feeling OK? Are you sure?  *Side effects may be severe *Swallowing the Earth whole  *"Agroterrorists" can take a vacation  *Down-to-a-trickle economics *Supernatural food  *The world is your kitchen  *Political impossibility vs. biological impossibility *Notes *Further Reading *Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745327402
Author:
Cox, Stan
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Greenhouse effect, atmospheric
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 tables
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.39 x 0.57 in

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