The Meat Business: Devouring a Hungry Planet

Overview

The theme running through this collection of essays is that food quality and human health, the welfare of animals and the methods of farming, and the quality of the environment, go hand-in-hand. This theme continues along the lines that the present system is harmful to them all and to our ability to generate enough good food for the whole world. The contributors to the volume offer alternatives - for more humane and moderate methods of farming which produce enough nourishing food without damaging the environment ...

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Overview

The theme running through this collection of essays is that food quality and human health, the welfare of animals and the methods of farming, and the quality of the environment, go hand-in-hand. This theme continues along the lines that the present system is harmful to them all and to our ability to generate enough good food for the whole world. The contributors to the volume offer alternatives - for more humane and moderate methods of farming which produce enough nourishing food without damaging the environment it depends on.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'...focussed, angry and very good.' 'most satisfying'
John Webster, School of Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare 2001.

'...all these chapteres will provoke concern, and should provoke thought, in anyone who cares about these things( and everyone should care about these things).'
John Webster, School of Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare 2001.

'I value the book for what it is- a passionate and provocative assault on conventional values in agriculture.'
John Webster, School of Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare 2001.

Library Journal
Critical of "big" agriculture, this collection of articles from 20 experts on food production and nutrition sees the world food industry (in particular the meat business) as unsustainable and offers ways to correct the situation. Focusing on the "conflict between the free trade rights of global corporations and the rights of humans and animals," the book states that consumers should be able to learn the place of origin and method of production of their food but that this choice is not available owing to trade regulations such as GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade). "Factory farming" is attacked for its treatment of animals as well as the removal of choices from farmers via vertical integration. Some of the language is inflammatory, as the transition from small farming to large-scale agriculture has aroused passionate feelings. In addition, many recent statistical data are used to bolster arguments, but few references are offered for these data. However, advocates of consumers and organic/sustainable agriculture may find this volume useful. For academic and larger public libraries.--Tim McKimmie, New Mexico State Univ. Lib., Las Cruces Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
International experts on food production, farming, and animal welfare expose factors behind world hunger, factory farming, and unsustainable agriculture, and explain alternatives that are healthier for humans, kinder to animals, and less damaging for the environment. They examine the enormous impact the meat business has globally, and discuss new trade rules that could subvert other measures designed to produce sustainable livelihoods. Material originated at a spring 1998 conference. Tansey is a broadcaster and consultant in food and farming issues. D'Silva is director of Compassion in World Farming. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853836237
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/22/1999
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Geoff Tansey is an independent writer and consultant. He has worked extensively in developing countries for the Department for International Development, Oxfam and the UN, and was recently appointed a Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

Joyce D'Silva is the former Chief Executive and current Ambassador for Compassion in World Farming Trust and is the co-editor of The Meat Business, also published by Earthscan.

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Table of Contents

Conflicting visions; which path?; animal welfare; human welfare; farming threats and opportunities; trade, welfare and values.

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