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Corporate farming

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, LLC 2018. ©2018
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Corporate farms have solved so many of the world s problems. In addition to making healthy food accessible and affordable to more people, they provide jobs in communities that sorely need them. But do corporations have too much power over food? Do they benefit from unfair tax breaks? Are their profit-driven practices hurting the environment, perhaps irreparably? And what does their success mean for the family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
ISBN: 9781534500495 1534500499 9781534500518 1534500510
OCLC Number: 978251874
Target Audience: Grades 11-12+.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Can we feed the world without corporate farms? --
Industrial farming may not be as bad as we think / Steve Savage --
Corporate, industrial agriculture has already failed to feed the world / Dawn Gifford --
Sustainable farming methods will provide not just more food, but better food / Zareen Pervez Bharucha --
Organic crops alone can't feed the world / James E. McWilliams --
Organic farming methods are almost as productive as conventional methods / Lauren C. Ponisio --
"Can organic farming feed the world?" is not even the right question / Brian Halweil --
Is corporate farming environmentally sustainable? --
American's political commitment to producing corn at the expense of other crops damages the environment / Bill Hewitt --
Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the ecosystem / Peter Saunders --
The scientific debate about gm foods is over : they're safe / Michael White --
Factory farming needs more government regulation / Will Allen --
Sloppy analysis shakes the public's faith in science / Geoffrey Kabat --
An agricultural shift in Cuba could mean ecological disaster / Miguel Altieri --
Is corporate farming economically sustainable? --
Local food economies can thrive / Olga Bonfiglio --
Farms get big out of economic necessity / Carrie Mess --
Small farming could create jobs, if big industry would step back and let them / Gene Logsdon --
Family farming can't support a family / Jaclyn Moyer --
Corporate farming is more economically efficient than family farming in most circumstances / Nathan Wittmaack --
Is corporate farming morally justifiable? --
Those who say GMOs are safe to eat are not objective / Nadia Prupis --
Opposition to genetically engineered foods is based on bad science and dishonest hype / Layla Katiraee --
Genetically engineered crops are safe to eat / Kelly Servick --
Pesticides, not GMOs, are harming farmworkers and children in rural areas / Liza Gross --
Democracy demands that control of the food system be in the hands of the citizens / Alana Mann --
Periodical and internet sources bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Avery Elizabeth Hurt, book editor.

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Corporate farms have solved so many of the world s problems. In addition to making healthy food accessible and affordable to more people, they provide jobs in communities that sorely need them. But do corporations have too much power over food? Do they benefit from unfair tax breaks? Are their profit-driven practices hurting the environment, perhaps irreparably? And what does their success mean for the family farmer? This thought-provoking volume tackles these t Full-Color Photographs, Bibliography, Charts, Graphs, Tables, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.

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