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"For students and general readers, Duram (geography and environmental resources, Southern Illinois U. Carbondale) offers an encyclopedia that contains about 140 entries by scholars, government experts, and activists on all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives, including farmers markets, health issues, economic terms, organic big business, USDA organic standards, food labels, and organizations. Topics relate to activism, movements, and community aspects like animal welfare and vegetarian diets; agriculture subjects such as organic milk, bees, genetically engineered crops, pesticides, and water quality; animals, fish, and seafood; business and economic issues like cloning, fast food, and globalization; education; environmental issues; government agencies and policies; health; and theories and concepts like free trade."
Reference & Research Book News
"This informative guide is recommended for academic and public libraries."
Lawrence Looks at Books
"This important book encourages readers to look to the past as well as the future by getting involved in their local food community. A wonderful addition to a range of collections."
"The encyclopedia is both easy to read and comprehend and well positioned costwise to compete in the public library market as well as providing great information for the undergraduate. Recommended for most libraries."
"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
"Recommended for high school, public, and undergraduate library collections."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"… polished production, giving a good overview and taking a broad perspective to incorporate issues such as sustainability and local food."