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Origins of Organic Agriculture Debate

Origins of Organic Agriculture Debate - 03 edition

Origins of Organic Agriculture Debate - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780813805139

ISBN10: 0813805139

Origins of Organic Agriculture Debate by Thomas R. Degregori - ISBN 9780813805139
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Origins of Organic Agriculture Debate by Thomas R. Degregori - ISBN 9780813805139

ISBN13: 9780813805139

ISBN10: 0813805139

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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Summary

This book will inspire discussion as supplemental reading for students in agriculture, food science, biology, ecology, and history of science. Professionals and academics with an interest in organic agriculture or the history of science and technology will want to read this thought-provoking book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1 Science, Technology, and the Critics of Modernity
2 Science, Integrated Inquiry, and Verification
3 Reductionism: Sin, Salvation, or Neither?
4 On the Trail of DNA: Genes and Heredity
5 Vitalism and Homeopathy
6 Disenchantment and the Cost of Rejected Knowledge
7 Rejected Knowledge, Nature, and the Occult
8 Vitalism, the Organic, and the Precautionary Principle
9 Feeding Six Billion People
10 Romantics and Reactionaries
11 Risk, Representation, and Change

Epilogue: Science, Technology, and Humanity

References
Index