Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews with 14 Agents of Change

Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews with 14 Agents of Change

by Anna Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786417471

ISBN-13: 9780786417476

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book looks deeply into the American food system and closely examines the need for change in the way food is grown and distributed in the United States. It is composed of twelve interviews with dynamic women who work on issues surrounding modern agriculture. These women are producers, academicians, advocates and activists. Some work in agricultural law and

Overview

This book looks deeply into the American food system and closely examines the need for change in the way food is grown and distributed in the United States. It is composed of twelve interviews with dynamic women who work on issues surrounding modern agriculture. These women are producers, academicians, advocates and activists. Some work in agricultural law and policy. All are devoted to changing the current system.

Within a framework that offers brief overviews of the development of U.S. agriculture, the interviews allow the reader to hear firsthand what has gone wrong and what we can do about it. Part One focuses on concepts of traditional agriculture, organic growing and market viability. Part Two discusses pioneering agriculture and the process of restoring our farms to thriving habitats of biodiversity with clean water and healthy soil. Part Three considers the issues of industrial agriculture, exploring the controversy of genetically modified foods, farm foreclosures and the 2002 Farm Bill. Part Four returns us to sustainable agriculture and how we can make sustainability work for us. It includes discussions of farmers' markets, co-ops and local food systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786417476
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Preface1
Introduction5
1Spring Beginnings: Traditional Agriculture9
2Summer Abundance: Pioneering Agriculture53
3Autumn Reaping: Industrial Agriculture99
4Winter's Return: Sustainable Agriculture149
Conclusion193
Notes195
Bibliography197
Index199

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