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The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture / Edition 1

The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture / Edition 1

by Andrew Kimbrell
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ISBN-13: 9781559639446
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Series: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Edition description: 1
Pages: 369
Sales rank: 964,482
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrew Kimbrell is a public interest attorney, activist and author. He has been involved in public interest legal activity in numerous areas of technology, human health and the environment. After working eight years as the Policy Director at the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell established the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) in 1994 and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in 1997. Kimbrell has written several books and given numerous public lectures on a variety of issues. He has been featured on radio and television programs across the country, including The Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, Crossfire, Headlines on Trial, and Good Morning America. He has lectured at dozens of universities throughout the country and has testified before congressional and regulatory hearings. In 1994, the Utne Reader named Kimbrell as one of the world's leading 100 visionaries.

Table of Contents

Prologue \ Douglas Tompkins
Introduction \ Andrew Kimbrell
PART I. Corporate Lies: Busting the Myths of Industrial Agriculture
Chapter 1. Seven Deadly Myths of Industrial Agriculture
-Myth One: Industrial Agriculture Will Feed the World
-Myth Two: Industrial Food Is Safe, Healthy, and Nutritious 
-Myth Three: Industrial Food Is Cheap 
-Myth Four: Industrial Agriculture Is Efficient 
-Myth Five: Industrial Food Offers More Choices 
-Myth Six: Industrial Agriculture Benefits the Environment and Wildlife
-Myth Seven: Biotechnology Will Solve the Problems of Industrial Agriculture
PART II. The Agrarian and Industrial Worldviews
Chapter 2. Understanding the Agrarian Ethic
-The Whole Horse: The Preservation of the Agrarian Mind \ Wendell Berry
-Agricultural Landscapes in Harmony with Nature \ Joan Iverson Nassauer
-Global Monoculture: The Worldwide Destruction of Diversity \ Helena Norberg-Rodge
-Farming in Nature's Image: Natural Systems Agriculture \ Wes Jackson
Chapter 3. Understanding Industrial Agriculture
-Hard Times for Diversity \ David Ehrenfeld
- Machine Logic: Industrializing Nature and Agriculture \ Jerry Mander
-Industrial Agriculture's War against Nature \ Ron Kroese 
-The Impossible Race: Population Growth and the Fallacies of Agricultural Hope \ Hugh H. litis
PART III. Industrial Agriculture's Toxic Trail
Chapter 4. Technological Takeover
-Artificial Fertility: The Environmental Costs of Industrial Fertilizers \ Jason McKenney
-Hidden Dimensions of Damage: Pesticides and Health \ Monica Moore
-Untested, Unlabeled, and You're Eating It: The Health and Environmental Hazards of Genetically Engineered Food \ Joseph Mendelson Ill
- Nuclear Lunch: The Dangers and Unknowns of Food Irradiation \ Michael Colby 
Chapter 5. Ecological Impacts
-Tilth and Technology: The Industrial Redesign of Our Nation's Soils \ Peter Warshall
-Water: The Overtapped Resource \ Mark Briscoe
-Our Forgotten Pollinators: Protecting the Birds and the Bees \ Mrill Ingram, Stephen Buchmann, and Gary· Nabhan
-Can Agriculture and Biodiversity Coexist? \ Catherine Badgley
-Wildlife Health \ Kelley R. Tucker
PART IV. Organic & Beyond: Revisioning Agriculture for the 21st Century
Chapter 6. Name the Enemy
-The End of Agribusiness: Dismantling the Mechanisms of Corporate Rule \ Dave Henson
-Intellectual Property: Enhancing Corporate Monopoly and Bioserfdom \ Hope J. Shand
-Globalization and Industrial Agriculture \ Debi Barker
Chapter 7. Going Organic & Beyond
-Uncle Ben: Coin' Organic Just Like We Used To \ Jim Hightower
-Organics at the Crossroads: The Past and the Future of the Organic Movement \ Michael Sligh
-The Ethics of Eating: Why Environmentalism Starts at the Breakfast Table \ Alice Waters
-Fully Integrated Food Systems: Regaining Connections between Farmers and Consumers \ Rebecca Spector
-Community Food Security: A Promising Alternative to the Global Food System \ Andrew Fisher
-Eco-Labels: Promoting Alternatives in the Marketplace \ Betsy Lydon
-Farming with the Wild: A Conservation Approach to Agriculture \ Daniel Imhoff
Hope \ Wendell Berry
Selected References and Readings
Organizational Resources

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