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The Resource Eating tomorrow : agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, Timothy A. Wise

Eating tomorrow : agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, Timothy A. Wise

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Eating tomorrow : agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food
Title
Eating tomorrow
Title remainder
agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food
Statement of responsibility
Timothy A. Wise
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A major new book that shows the world already has the tools to feed itself, without expanding industrial agriculture or adopting genetically modified seeds, from the Small Planet Institute expert Few challenges are more daunting than feeding a global population projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 at a time when climate change is making it increasingly difficult to successfully grow crops. In response, corporate and philanthropic leaders have called for major investments in industrial agriculture, including genetically modified seed technologies. Reporting from Africa, Mexico, India, and the United States, Timothy A. Wises Eating Tomorrow discovers how in country after country agribusiness and its well-heeled philanthropic promoters have hijacked food policies to feed corporate interests. Most of the world, Wise reveals, is fed by hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers, people with few resources and simple tools but a keen understanding of what and how to grow food. These same farmers who already grow more than 70 percent of the food eaten in developing countries can show the way forward as the world warms and population increases. Wise takes readers to remote villages to see how farmers are rebuilding soils with ecologically sound practices and nourishing a diversity of native crops without chemicals or imported seeds. They are growing more and healthier food; in the process, they are not just victims in the climate drama but protagonists who have much to teach us all
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Wise, Timothy A.
Dewey number
338.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.W489 2019
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9000.5
NAL item number
.W564 2019
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Agricultural industries
  • Family farms
Label
Eating tomorrow : agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, Timothy A. Wise
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- pt. I. Into Africa : the new colonialism -- The Malawi miracle and the limits of Africa's green revolution -- The rise and fail of the largest land grab in Africa -- Land-poor farmers in a land-rich country : Zambia's maize paradox -- pt. II. The roots of our problems. Iowa and the cornification of the United States -- Fueling the food crisis -- Monsanto invades corn's Garden of Eden in Mexico -- pt. III. Trading away the right to food. NAFTA's assault on Mexico's family farmers -- Trading in hypocrisy : India vs. World Trade Organization -- Conclusion : the battle for the future of food
Control code
on1049578506
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 325 pages
Isbn
9781620974223
Lccn
2018036746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891704
System control number
(OCoLC)1049578506
Label
Eating tomorrow : agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, Timothy A. Wise
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- pt. I. Into Africa : the new colonialism -- The Malawi miracle and the limits of Africa's green revolution -- The rise and fail of the largest land grab in Africa -- Land-poor farmers in a land-rich country : Zambia's maize paradox -- pt. II. The roots of our problems. Iowa and the cornification of the United States -- Fueling the food crisis -- Monsanto invades corn's Garden of Eden in Mexico -- pt. III. Trading away the right to food. NAFTA's assault on Mexico's family farmers -- Trading in hypocrisy : India vs. World Trade Organization -- Conclusion : the battle for the future of food
Control code
on1049578506
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 325 pages
Isbn
9781620974223
Lccn
2018036746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891704
System control number
(OCoLC)1049578506

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