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Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
by Wendell Berry
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Berry's assessment of modern agriculture and its relationship to American culture--our health, economy, personal relationships, morals, and spiritual values--is more timely than ever. This new edition of Berry's work presents a a classic testament to the... (read more)

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Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
by Joel Salatin
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Drawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection... (read more)

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Pure and Modern Milk : an Environmental History Since 1900 (14 Edition)
Pure and Modern Milk : an Environmental History Since 1900 (14 Edition)
by Kendra Smith-howard
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Americans have never been more concerned about their food's purity. The organic trade association claims that three-quarters of all consumers buy organic foods each year, spending billions of dollars "Dairy farm families, health officials, and food... (read more)

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Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
by Dean Cycon
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Behind a single coffee bean lie the stories of countless lives and cultures, of success, opportunity, struggle, and tradition amid a complex global landscape of economics and desire. Founder and owner of Dean's Beans Organic Coffee, Dean Cycon is truly... (read more)

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Vertical Farm
Vertical Farm
by Dickson Despommier
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"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today... (read more)

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Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
by Richard Manning
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In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in... (read more)

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The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories
The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories
by Daniel Imhoff
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The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories provides an unprecedented overview of concentrated animal feeding operations--aka CAFOs--where increasing amounts of the world's meat, milk, eggs, and fish are produced. The rise of the CAFO... (read more)

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Vertical Farm (10 Edition)
Vertical Farm (10 Edition)
by Dickson D. Despommier
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"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today... (read more)

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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
by Wenonah Hauter
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“A terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the United States, and the actions of those who fight back” (Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved), Foodopoly takes aim at the real culprit behind Americas food crisis: the ever... (read more)

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No More Bull!: The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet
No More Bull!: The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet
by Howard F. Lyman
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In 1996, when Howard Lyman warned America on The Oprah Winfrey Show that Mad Cow Disease was coming to America, offended cattlemen sued him and Oprah both. Not only were Lyman and Oprah vindicated in court, but events have proved many of Lyman's... (read more)

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Protection of Maize Under the Mexican Biosafety Law: Environment and Trade
Protection of Maize Under the Mexican Biosafety Law: Environment and Trade
by Alicia Gutirrez Gonzlez
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This book analyzes the importance of maize worldwide and the special importance for Mexico as a center of origin and diversity (COD). By adopting a comparative approach, the analysis focuses on how developed and developing countries handle imports of... (read more)

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The Law of the Land: Two Hundred Years of American Farmland Policy
The Law of the Land: Two Hundred Years of American Farmland Policy
by John Opie
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"The Law of the Land has made a significant contribution to agricultural and public policy history by pointing out that American ideals have shaped policies and assigned roles that have often left farmers and farmland vulnerable."-Public Historian... (read more)

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Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms
Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms
by Nicolette Hahn Niman
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“Righteous Porkchop is a searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. The book also brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.”—Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's... (read more)

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Contesting Agriculture: Cooperativism and Privatization in the New Eastern Germany (Suny Series in the Anthropology of Work)
Contesting Agriculture: Cooperativism and Privatization in the New Eastern Germany (Suny Series in the Anthropology of Work)
by Hans C. Buechler
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Two professors of anthropology analyze the effects of the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany since the demise of communism. The impact of the transition on farmers' concepts of their own identities a central theme. The text is based... (read more)

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Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet
Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet
by Sarah Elton
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By 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion. And the challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population is being made greater by climate change, which will increasingly wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. At the same time... (read more)

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Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat
by Howard Lyman
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When former cattle rancher Howard Lyman appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996 to share his insider view of the danger of Mad Cow Disease spreading to this country, his revelations about the beef industry prompted a group of Texas cattlemen to file a... (read more)

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Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture
Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture
by Pamela Matson
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Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches... (read more)

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Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
by Luc J A Mougeot
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* First ever collection of findings about the proliferation of urban agriculture written by the world??'s leading authority in the field* Urban agriculture feeds hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is a rapidly emerging issue in urban and... (read more)

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Where Am I Eating an Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
Where Am I Eating an Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
by Kelsey Timmerman
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Praise for Where Am I Eating? "Where Am I Eating is a candid travelogue describing one of the noblest, and most imperative, culinary adventures of our time. With remarkable curiosity and compassion, Kelsey gives voice to the millions of people who... (read more)

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Family Farming: A New Economic Vision
Family Farming: A New Economic Vision
by Marty Strange
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Americans decry the decline of family farming but stand by helplessly as industrial farming takes over. The prevailing sentiment is that family farms should survive for important social, ethical, and economics reasons. But will they? Possibly not... (read more)

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