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Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Swine flu. Bird flu. Massive fish kills. Concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Recalls of contaminated meats, fruits, and vegetables. Recent public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. In Animal Factory, investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kirby
ISBN: 9780312671747 0312671741
OCLC Number: 696718748
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: 2010.
Description: xviii, 492 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Raising a stink --
Going national --
Epilogue: The price of protein.
Responsibility: David Kirby.

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Exposes the devastating health and environmental impact of large-scale factory farms. This book follows three American families and communities - one in North Carolina, one in Illinois, and one in  Read more...

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"Kirby combines the narrative urgency of The Jungle with the investigative reporting of Fast Food Nation. Like Sinclair's and Schlosser's work, it has the potential to change the collective American Read more...

 
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