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High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat
High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat
by Eleanor Boyle
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Each year the average North American ingests well over two hundred pounds of animal protein. Meanwhile the global appetite for meat has increased dramatically. But feeding our meat addiction comes at tremendous cost. Mainting our current level of... (read more)

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Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, & Money
Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, & Money
by Erik Marcus
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Meat Market elevates the debate over animal agriculture. Erik Marcus exposes and clears away the exaggerated claims and counterclaims put forth by the meat industry and its opponents. In the process, Marcus presents a thorough examination of animal... (read more)

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The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization (At Table)
The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization (At Table)
by James Wiley
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The banana is the worlds most important fresh fruit commodity. Little more than a century old, the global banana industry began in the late 1880s as a result of technological advances such as refrigerated shipping, which facilitated the transportation of... (read more)

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Food & Agricultural Policy 2ND Edition
Food & Agricultural Policy 2ND Edition
by Harold G Halcrow
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The revised edition of Halcrow's 1984 Agricultural Policy Analysis, this completely rewritten textbook for the first general course in food and agricultural policy (at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level) weaves together economics... (read more)

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Food Is Different : Why We Must Get the Wto Out of Agriculture (06 Edition)
Food Is Different : Why We Must Get the Wto Out of Agriculture (06 Edition)
by Peter M. Rosset
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Peter Rosset argues that what is at stake is the very future of our global food system, of each country's unique agricultural and farming systems, and the livelihoods of rural people in both the rich industrial countries and the South. He unravels the... (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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Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food and Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Community... (read more)

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Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture
Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture
by Darrin Nordahl
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Public Produce makes a uniquely contemporary case not for central government intervention, but for local government involvement in shaping food policy. In what Darrin Nordahl calls municipal agriculture, elected officials, municipal planners, local... (read more)

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Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
by Andrew Kimbrell
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Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and puts forth a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It includes more than 250 profound and... (read more)

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Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
by Amy Franseschini and Daniel Tucker
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With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this... (read more)

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Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)
Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)
by Donald D Stull
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-169) and index.... (read more)

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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food
Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food
by Frederick Kaufman
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A prominent food journalist follows the trail from Big Pizza to square tomatoes to exploding food prices to Wall Street, trying figure out why we can't all have healthy, delicious, affordable food In 2008, farmers grew enough to feed twice the world's... (read more)

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Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America (Food, Health, and the Environment)
Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America (Food, Health, and the Environment)
by Christopher M Bacon
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Our morning cups of coffee connect us to a global industry and an export crisis in the tropics that is destroying livelihoods, undermining the cohesion of families and communities, and threatening ecosystems.... (read more)

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Six Arguments for a Greener Diet
Six Arguments for a Greener Diet
by Michael F Jacobson
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Published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), this text for general readers outlines the benefits of a plant-based diet for human health, the environment, and animal welfare. In addition to offering dietary advice to consumers... (read more)

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The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
by Andrew Kimbrell
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Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. The Fatal Harvest Reader brings together in an... (read more)

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Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History
Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History
by William Kerrigan
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"The myth of Johnny Appleseed comprises some of the odder elements of the American origin story, but as Kerrigan, Professor of American History at Muskingum University, shows, the real John Chapman was a complicated figure whose journeys highlighted... (read more)

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Cities, Poverty and Food: Multi-Stakeholder Planning in Urban Agriculture
Cities, Poverty and Food: Multi-Stakeholder Planning in Urban Agriculture
by Marielle Dubbeling
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The numbers of the urban poor are on the increase; at the same time their position has been made more vulnerable by the recent food and economic crises. City authorities need to find innovative strategies to eradicate urban hunger and improve the... (read more)

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Genetic Engineering, Food and Our Environment
Genetic Engineering, Food and Our Environment
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If current trends continue, within five to eight years most of the foods we eat could be genetically engineered. Multinational corporations want us to believe that this food is safe, nutritious, and thoroughly tested. Critics argue that governments are... (read more)

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Promoting Investment in Agriculture for Increased Production and Productivity.
Promoting Investment in Agriculture for Increased Production and Productivity.
by Saifullah Syed And Masahiro Miyazako.
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Viking in the Wheat Field
Viking in the Wheat Field
by Susan Dworkin
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Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries #03: Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries, Volume 3: Institutions and International Trade Policies
Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries #03: Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries, Volume 3: Institutions and International Trade Policies
by Per Pinstrup Andersen
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