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The fatal harvest reader : the tragedy of industrial agriculture

Author: Andrew Kimbrell
Publisher: Washington : Published by the Foundation for Deep Ecology in collaboration with Island Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The large-format book 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 a compact paperback edition the essays included in Fatal Harvest, offering a concise overview of the failings of industrial agriculture and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Kimbrell
ISBN: 155963944X 9781559639446 1559639415 9781559639415
OCLC Number: 49225301
Description: xiv, 369 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Corporate lies: busting the myths of industrial agriculture. Seven deadly myths of industrial agriculture : Myth one: Industrial agriculture will feed the world ; Myth two: Industrial food is safe, healthy, and nutritious ; Myth three: Industrial food is cheap ; Myth four: Industrial agriculture is efficient ; Myth five: Industrial food offers more choices ; Myth six: Industrial agriculture benefits the environment and wildlife ; Myth seven: Biotechnology will solve the problems of industrial agriculture --
pt. 2. The agrarian and industrial worldviews. I. Understanding the agrarian ethic. The whole horse: the preservation of the agrarian mind / Wendell Berry --
Agricultural landscapes in harmony with nature / Joan Iverson Nassauer --
Global monoculture: the worldwide destruction of diversity / Helena Norberg-Hodge --
Farming in nature's image: natural systems agriculture / Wes Jackson --
II. Understanding industrial agriculture. Hard times for diversity / David Ehrenfeld --
Machine logic: industrializing nature and agriculture / Jerry Mander --
Industrial agriculture's war against nature / Ron Kroese --
The impossible race: population growth and the fallacies of agricultural hope / Hugh H. Iltis --
pt. 3. Industrial agriculture's toxic trail. I. Technological takeover. Artificial fertility: the environmental costs of industrial fertilizers / Jason McKenney --
Hidden dimensions of damage: pesticides and health / Monica Moore --
Untested, unlabeled, and you're eating it: the health and environmental hazards of genetically engineered food / Joseph Mendelson III --
Nuclear lunch: the dangers and unknowns of food irradiation / Michael Colby --
II. Ecological impacts. Tilth and technology: The industrial redesign of our nation's soils / Peter Warshall --
Water: the overtapped resource / Mark Briscoe --
Our forgotten pollinators: protecting the birds and the bees / Mrill Ingram, Stephen Buchmann, and Gary Nabhan --
Can agriculture and biodiversity coexist? / Catherine Badgley --
Wildlife health / Kelley R. Tucker --
pt. 4. Organic & beyond: revisioning agriculture for the 21st century. I. Name the enemy. The end of agribusiness: dismantling the mechanisms of corporate rule / Dave Henson --
Intellectual property: enhancing corporate monopoly and bioserfdom / Hope J. Shand --
Globalization and industrial agriculture / Debi Barker --
II. Going organic & beyond. Uncle Ben: goin' organic just like we used to / Jim Hightower --
Organics at the crossroads: the past and the future of the organic movement / Michael Sligh --
The ethics of eating: why environmentalism starts at the breakfast table / Alice Waters --
Fully integrated food systems: regaining connections between farmers and consumers / Rebecca Spector --
Community food security: a promising alternative to the global food system / Andrew Fisher --
Eco-labels: promoting alternatives in the marketplace / Betsy Lydon --
Farming with the wild: A conservation approach / Daniel Imhoff --
Hope / Wendell Berry.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Kimbrell.


These photographs and essays offer graphic testimony to the tragic consequences of how our food is produced, exposing the ecological and social impacts of industrial agriculture's fatal harvest. It  Read more...


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From Paulette Cole: "This book about the agricultural-industrial complex has been an eye-opener. Cotton farming is responsible for a lot of agricultural toxins." --Jen Renzi"House & Garden" Read more...

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