Factory Farming

Factory Farming

by Debra A. Miller
     
 

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues; each volume presents a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.; This title debates various facets of factory farming including, the necessity of large scale farming; the ethics of factory farming; the impact of…  See more details below

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues; each volume presents a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.; This title debates various facets of factory farming including, the necessity of large scale farming; the ethics of factory farming; the impact of factory farming on human health and the environment; and the future of factory farming.; Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—This solid volume looks at the economics, ethics, environmental impact, and future of factory farming. The issues are explored through diverse pro and con articles that have been edited for brevity, highlighting various points in the discussion surrounding the large-scale production and slaughter of animals for food. The detailed table of contents (which includes an abstract for each article), chapter prefaces summarizing the arguments made within the section, a brief biography of the author, and contact information for relevant organizations make this a highly usable resource for students. The arguments made against factory farming are more diverse in theme, source, and number, but that is reflective of the debate itself. The section presenting the arguments for why the practices do not harm human health or the environment contains the only weakness in the book. All of the articles in the section that deals with the future acknowledge that changes will have to be made due to the increasing costs and does not follow the pro/con format typical of this kind of resource. This is a valuable addition to collections needing information on the state of modern food production.—Caroline Tesauro, Radford Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737749090
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Series:
Current Controversies Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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