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The Resource Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat, Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott

Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat, Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott

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Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat
Title
Farmageddon
Title remainder
the true cost of cheap meat
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Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott
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GiIMYirU6WA
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Language
eng
Summary
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. * Our health is under threat: half of all antibiotics used worldwide (rising to 80 per cent in US) are routinely given to industrially farmed animals, contributing to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs * Wildlife is being systematically destroyed: bees are now trucked across the States (and even airfreighted from Australia) to pollinate the fruit trees in the vast orchards of California, where a chemical assault has decimated the wild insect population * Fresh fish are being hoovered from the oceans: fish that could feed local populations are being turned into fishmeal for farmed fish, chickens and pigs thousands of miles away * Cereals that could feed billions of people are being given to animals: soya and grain that could nourish the world's poorest, are now grown increasingly as animal fodder * Epidemic waste underpins the mega-farming model: while food prices rocket, surplus food is thrown away Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future
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Farmageddon: the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms and food
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10319783
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NOV
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Lymbery, Philip
Dewey number
636.0883
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Oakeshott, Isabel
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True
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  • Animal biotechnology
  • Meat
  • Animal culture
  • Food
  • Food supply
Target audience
adult
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the true cost of cheap meat
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Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat, Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott
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Includes bibliography
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volume
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text
Control code
000052349577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408846445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat, Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052349577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408846445
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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