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The Resource Biting the hands that feed us : how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable, Baylen J. Linnekin

Biting the hands that feed us : how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable, Baylen J. Linnekin

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Biting the hands that feed us : how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable
Title
Biting the hands that feed us
Title remainder
how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable
Statement of responsibility
Baylen J. Linnekin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks--these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse. Baylen Linnekin argues that, too often, government rules handcuff America's most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable.Bitting the Hands that Feed Us introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules. Some of these rules constrain the sale of 'ugly' fruits and vegetables, relegating bushels of tasty but misshapen carrots and strawberries to food waste. Other rules have threatened to treat manure--the lifeblood of organic fertilization--as a toxin. Still other rules prevent sharing food with the homeless and others in need. There are even rules that prohibit people from growing fruits and vegetables in their own yards. Linnekin also explores what makes for a good food law--often, he explains, these emphasize good outcomes rather than rigid processes. But he urges readers to be wary of efforts to regulate our way to a greener food system, calling instead for empowerment of those working to feed us (and themselves) sustainably"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Linnekin, Baylen
Dewey number
  • 363.8/561
  • 336.278630973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9006
LC item number
.L56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Food supply
  • Food supply
  • Food supply
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food law and legislation
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Nutrition policy
  • Food consumption
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
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Biting the hands that feed us : how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable, Baylen J. Linnekin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-247) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unsafe at any feed -- "Big food" bigger thanks to "big government" -- Wasting your money wasting food -- I say "tomato," you say "no" -- There are good food rules
Control code
ocn946462791
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781610916752
Lccn
2016938036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610916752
  • (OCoLC)946462791
Label
Biting the hands that feed us : how fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable, Baylen J. Linnekin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unsafe at any feed -- "Big food" bigger thanks to "big government" -- Wasting your money wasting food -- I say "tomato," you say "no" -- There are good food rules
Control code
ocn946462791
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781610916752
Lccn
2016938036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610916752
  • (OCoLC)946462791

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