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TitleFatal Harvest
AuthorAndrew Kimbrell
ISBN1559639415
ImprintAndrew Kimbrell Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages396

Description

Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat It includes than 250 profound and startling photographs and gathers together than 40 essays by leading ecological thinkers including Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, David Ehrenfeld, Helena Norberg Hodge, Vandana Shiva, and Gary Nabhan Its scope and photo driven approach provide a unique and invaluable antidote to the efforts by agribusiness to obscure and disconnect us from the truth about industrialized foods.The book s many photographs and essays offer graphic testimony to the tragic consequences of how our food is produced Readers will come to see that industrial food production is indeed a fatal harvest fatal to consumers, as pesticide residues and new disease vectors such as E coli and mad cow disease find their way into our food supply fatal to our landscapes, as chemical runoff from factory farms poison our rivers and groundwater fatal to genetic diversity, as farmers rely increasingly on high yield monocultures and genetically engineered crops and fatal to our farm communities, which are wiped out by huge corporate farms.As it exposes the ecological and social impacts of industrial agriculture s fatal harvest, the book also details a new ecological and humane vision for agriculture It shows how millions of people are engaged in the new politics of food as they work to develop a better alternative to the current chemically fed and biotechnology driven system Designed to aid the movement to reform industrial agriculture, Fatal Harvest will informand influence the activists, farmers, policymakers, and consumers who are seeking a safer and sustainable food future.

Reviews

Brad Belschner

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

Amazing.This is a large book, the sort that you leave on the coffee table Fatal Harvest shows pictures of industrial agriculture side by side with sustainable agriculture The comparison can be downright shocking on the one hand, entire fields covered in plastic tents to keep in the neurotoxic pestic... (Sign in to see more)


Lindsay Vigue

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

I tok a look through this book while sitting in an office of a California farming non profit I was immediately enad by this bok It has an incredible amount of information about the current industrial food system and it s damage to our earth, our food, our people, small farmers and wildife The photog... (Sign in to see more)


Tracy

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

with essays by wendell berry, vandana shiva, and other foodie activists Absolutely remarkable wish Tom Vilsack, incoming Agriculture Secretary, would read it Iowa has one of the most transformed landscapes on the planet and is being sued by the state of Louisiana for its failure to regulate the over... (Sign in to see more)


Ben Williams

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

A bear of a book i think it probably weighs 10 pounds and costs around 75 new Yet, it is an epic compilation of writings relating to food, agriculture, community, etc featuring the leading food ag thinkers of our time, all in one book, together Well worth the time and money i have a copy if anyone w... (Sign in to see more)


Justin

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

Terrible news, but extremely urgent important news And it ends on a positive note One of my former teachers Dave Hensen wrote a terrific chapter about dismantling corporate agribusiness, which is eloquent and radical and very, very logical If we want to continue, y know, living on Earth.


Chris

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

This book is a collection of essays that really did influence my ideas about how I want to live As a collection of independent essays, there is some repetition, but it is without a doubt worth reading.


Michelle

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

Look past the dire title Fatal Harvest is to books what Baraka is to films a picture book that shows, for example, a grove of almonds, grown on a breathtakingly beautiful organic farm, contrasted with almond trees on a bleached agribusiness lot Then corn, then strawberries


Alena

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

Worthwhile subject Some essays better than others Overall, hard to get through.


Missy

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

This book is amazing and eyeopening Everyone who eats needs to read this book.


Connie

Fatal Harvest By Andrew Kimbrell

this one lives at the CCAT library so I have to go there to read this one why buy books when you can visit them


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