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The CAFO reader : the tragedy of industrial animal factories

Author: Dan Imhoff
Publisher: [Healdsburg, Calif.] : Watershed Media ; Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press [distributor], ©2010.
Series: Contemporary issues series (Watershed Media)
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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 seafood are produced."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Imhoff
ISBN: 9780970950055 0970950055
OCLC Number: 503643005
Notes: CAFO (Concentrated animal feeding operation)--P. [4] of cover.
Description: xviii, 462 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Douglas R. Tompkins --
Introduction / Daniel Imhoff --
pt. 1. The pathological mind set of the CAFO --
Introduction : from agrarianism to industrialism --
Farm factories : the end of animal husbandry / Bernard E. Rollin --
Fear factories : the case for compassionate conservatism--for animals / Matthew Scully --
Cold evil : the ideologies of industrialism / Andrew Kimbrell --
Renewing husbandry : the mechanization of agriculture is fast coming to an end / Wendell Berry --
Man, the paragon of animals? Questioning our assumptions about evolution / Christopher Manes --
pt. 2. Myths of the CAFO --
Myth : industrial food is cheap --
Myth : industrial food is efficient --
Myth : industrial food is healthy --
Myth : CAFOs are farms, not factories --
Myth : CAFOs are good for rural communities --
Myth : industrial food benefits the environment and wildlife --
Myth : industrial food can feed the world --
Myth : CAFO manure is a benign resource --
pt. 3. Inside the CAFO --
Introduction : what the industry doesn't want us to know --
Power steer : on the trail of industrial beef / Michael Pollan --
Boss hog : the rapid rise of industrial swine / Jeff Tietz --
Watching the chickens pass by : the grueling monotony of the disassembly line / Steve Striffler --
The milk of human unkindness : industrialization and the supercow / Anne Mendelson --
Size matters : the meat industry and the corruption of Darwinian economics / Steve Bjerklie --
Floating hog farms : industrial aquaculture is spoiling the aquatic commons? / Ken Stier, Emmett Hopkins --
pt. 4. The loss of diversity --
Introduction : extinction is forever --
Old MacDonald had diversity : the role of traditional breeds in a dynamic agricultural future / Donald E. Bixby --
Squeezed to the last drop : the loss of family farms / Tom Philpott --
Assault on nature : CAFOs and biodiversity loss / George Wuerthner --
Narrowing of poultry breeds --
Traditional versus industrial beef and dairy cattle --
Traditional swine and lean hogs --
Demise of the family farmer --
Loss of individual farms --
pt. 5. Hidden costs of CAFOs --
Introduction : economists have forgotten how to add --
From farms to factories : pillaging the commons / Robert F. Kennedy Jr. --
Bad meat : deregulation makes eating a high-risk behavior / Eric Schlosser --
CAFOs are in everyone's backyard : industrial agriculture, democracy, and the future / Kendall Thu --
Paying the polluters : animal factories feast on taxpayer subsidies / Martha Noble --
Sliced and diced : the labor you eat / Christopher D. Cook --
Diet for a hot planet : livestock and climate change / Anna Lappé --
pt. 6. Technological takeover --
Introduction : from farms to high-tech --
Antibiotic drug abuse : CAFOs are squandering vital human medicines / Leo Horrigan, Jay Graham, Shawn McKenzie --
Franken food : livestock cloning and the quest for industrial perfection / Rebecca Spector --
Genetically engineered farm animals : a brazen effort to make nature fit the industrial mold / Jaydee Hanson --
Nuclear meat : using radiation and chemicals to make food "safe" / Wenonah Hauter --
pt. 7. Putting the CAFO out to pasture --
Introduction : toward a humane, equitable, and sustainable food system --
Toward sustainability : moving from energy dependence to energy exchange / Fred Kirschenmann --
The good farmer : an agrarian approach to animal agriculture / Peter Kaminsky --
Changing the law : the road to reform / Paige Tomaselli, Meredith Niles --
A chef speaks out : making the case for taste / Dan Barber --
Dismantlement : a movement to topple industrial animal agriculture / Erik Marcus --
The farmer's bind : scaling up for a different kind of agriculture / Becky Weed --
Healing : restoring health, wealth, and respect to food and farming / Joel Salatin --
Vote with your fork : it's time for citizens to take back the food system / Daniel Imhoff --
Know where your food comes from --
What you can do --
What policy makers can do --
Contributors --
Resources --
A glossary of CAFO terms and euphemisms --
Selected bibliography.
Series Title: Contemporary issues series (Watershed Media)
Other Titles: Tragedy of industrial animal factories
Industrial animal factories
Concentrated animal feeding operations reader
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Imhoff.
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