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Hungry for Profit : The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment

Hungry for Profit : The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1583670163

Cover of Hungry for Profit : The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment 00 (ISBN 978-1583670163)
ISBN13: 978-1583670163
ISBN10: 1583670165
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Published: 2000
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Hungry for Profit : The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1583670163

Fred Magdoff, John B. Foster and Frederick H. Eds. Buttel

ISBN13: 978-1583670163
ISBN10: 1583670165
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Monthly Review Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Millions go hungry every year in both poor and rich nations, yet hundreds of thousands of peasants and farmers continue to be pushed off the land. Applied in increasing volumes, chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers deplete the soil, pollute our food and water, and leave crops more vulnerable to pest outbreaks. The new and expanding use of genetically engineered seeds threatens species diversity.

This penetrating set of essays explains why corporate agribusiness is a rising threat to farmers, the environment, and consumers. Ranging in subject from the politics of hunger to the new agricultural biotechnologies, and in time and place from early modern Europe to contemporary Cuba, the contributions to Hungry for Profit examine the changes underway in world agriculture today and point the way toward organic, sustainable solutions to problems of food supply.

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