Hungry for Profit The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment

ISBN-10: 1583670165

ISBN-13: 9781583670163

Edition: 2000

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This set of essays explains why corporate agribusiness is a rising threat to farmers, the environment, and consumers. Ranging in subject from the politics of hunger to the new agricultural biotechnologies.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Fred Magdoff taught at the University of Vermont in Burlington, is a director of the Monthly Review Foundation, and has written on political economy for many years. He is most recently the author (with John Bellamy Foster) of The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Monthly Review Press).

The late Frederick H. Buttel was Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and author of The Ecological Revolution, The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff), Critique of Intelligent Design (with Brett Clark and Richard York), Ecology Against Capitalism, Marx’s Ecology, and The Vulnerable Planet.

An Overview
The Agrarian Origins of Capitalism
Liebig, Marx, and the Depletion of Soil Fertility: Relevance for Today's Agriculture
Concentration of Ownership and Control in Agriculture
Ecological Impacts of Industrial Agriculture and the Possibilities for Truly Sustainable Farming
The Maturing of Capitalist Agriculture: Farmer as Proletarian
New Agricultural Biotechnologies: the Struggle for Democratic Choice
Global Food Politics
The Great Global Enclosure of Our Times: Peasants and the Agrarian Question at the End of the Twentieth Century
Organizing U.S. Farm Workers: A Continuous Struggle
Rebuilding Local Food Systems from the Grassroots Up
Want Amid Plenty: From Hunger to Inequality
Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture
The Importance of Land Reform in the Reconstruction of China
Appendix
Contributors
Index
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