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Author Lymbery, Philip, author
Title Farmageddon : The true cost of cheap meat / Philip Lymbery with Isabel Oakeshott
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HD9410.5 L986 2014    DUE 06-28-21    30530001186592
Descript xv, 426 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Note Introduction : Old Macdonald -- Pt. I. Rude awakenings -- California girls : A vision of the future? -- Henpecked : The truth behind the label -- Pt. II. Nature -- Silent spring : The birth of farming's chemical age -- Wildlife : The great disappearing act -- Fish : Farming takes to the water -- Animal care : What happened to the vet? -- Pt. III. Health -- Bugs 'n' drugs : The threat to public health -- Expanding waistlines : Food quality takes a nose-dive -- Pt. IV. Muck -- Happy as a pig : Tales of pollution -- Southern discomfort : The rise of the industrial chicken -- Pt. V. Shrinking planet -- Land : How factory farms use more, not less -- Thicker than water : Draining rivers, lakes and oil wells -- Hundred-dollar hamburger : The illusion of cheap food -- Pt. VI. Tomorrow's menu -- GM : Feeding people or factory farms? -- China : Mao's mega-farm dream comes true -- Kings, commoners and supermarkets : Where the power lies -- New ingredients : Rethinking our food -- The solution : How to avert the coming food crisis -- Consumer power : What you can do
Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.--COVER
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Meat industry and trade
Animal welfare
Alt Author Oakeshott, Isabel, author
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