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Fatal Harvest The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

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ISBN-10: 1559639415

ISBN-13: 9781559639415

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Andrew Kimbrell

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The photographs and essays in this text 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.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 11.50" wide x 11.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.346
Language: English

Prologue
Introduction
The Whole Horse: The Preservation of the Agrarian Mind
Global Monoculture: The Worldwide Destruction of Diversity
Machine Logic: Industrializing Nature and Agriculture
Industrial Agriculture's War against Nature
Hard Time for Diversity
The Impossible Race: Population Growth and the Fallacies of Agricultural Hope
Farming in Nature's Image: Natural Systems Agriculture
Seven Deadly Myths of Industrial Agriculture
Industrial Agriculture Will Feed the World
Industrial Food Is Safe, Healthy, and Nutritious
Industrial Food Is Cheap
Industrial Agriculture Is Efficient
Industrial Food Offers More Choices
Industrial Agriculture Benefits the Environment and Wildlife
Biotechnology Will Solve the Problems of Industrial Agriculture
Monocultures of the Mind
Monoculture versus Diversity: The Illusion of Choice
Learning to See What You Are Looking At
Scale - Does It Matter?
A Blow to the Breadbasket: Industrial Grain Production
The Evolution of Industrial Vegetable Production
Pesticide Fields Forever? Berries and Melons
Industrially Grown Soybeans: Technology versus the Farmer
A Raw Deal for Consumers: The Business of Sugar Politics
The Fabric of Their Lies: Cotton's Devastating Legacy
Falling Far from the Tree: The Sterile World of Industrial Orchards
Grapes of Wrath: Wine's Chemical Dependency
Agricultural Landscapes in Harmony with Nature
The Ecological Impacts of Industrial Agriculture
Attempting to Control the Seed: From Hybridization to Genetic Engineering
The Seed as Machine: From Breeding to Hybridization
Untested, Unlabeled, and You're Eating It: The Health and Environmental Hazards of Genetically Engineered Food
Soil and Water: Vanishing Basics
Tilth and Technology: The Industrial Redesign of Our Nation's Soils
Water: The Overtapped Resource
Toxic Inputs: Industrial Agriculture's Killing Fields
Artificial Fertility: The Environmental Costs of Industrial Fertilizers
Hidden Dimensions of Damage: Pesticides and Health
Technological Takeover: Attempting to End the Agrarian Tradition
The Virtual Farm: Precision Farming and Technology Take Command
The New "Farmer"
Hydroponics: Removing the Soil and the Soul from Natural Farming
Nuclear Lunch: The Dangers and Unknowns of Food Irradiation
The Destruction of Wildlife Habitat by Agriculture
Can Agriculture and Biodiversity Coexist?
Wildlife Health
Our Forgotten Pollinators: Protecting the Birds and the Bees
The Growing Epidemic of Hunger in a World of Plenty
Corporate Takeover of Agriculture
Globalization and Industrial Agriculture
Intellectual Property: Enhancing Corporate Monopoly and Bioserfdom
The End of Agribusiness: Dismantling the Mechanisms of Corporate Rule
Uncle Ben: Goin' Organic Just Like We Used To
Organics at the Crossroads: The Past and the Future of the Organic Movement
The Ethics of Eating: Why Environmentalism Starts at the Breakfast Table
Fully Integrated Food Systems: Regaining Connections between Farmers and Consumers
The Quiet Revolution: Urban Agriculture - Feeding the Body, Feeding the Soul
Eco-labels: Promoting Alternatives in the Marketplace
Farming with the Wild: A Conservation Approach to Agriculture
Hope
Acknowledgments
Selected References and Readings
Organizational Resources
Index