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Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

Faced with a global threat to food security, it is perfectly possible that society will respond, not by a dystopian disintegration, but rather by reasserting co-operative traditions. This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today's global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can al...

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  • Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City
  •   Thursday, 01 December 2016
  • UCL Press
  • 152 Pages
  • 1911307088
  • Robert Biel
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Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet

Farming is the world's greatest cause of environmental destruction - and the one we are least prepared to talk about. We criticise urban sprawl, but farming sprawls across thirty times as much land. We have ploughed, fenced and grazed great tracts of the planet, felling forests, killing wildlife, and poisoning rivers and oceans to feed ourselves. Y...

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Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

Untitled-design7_20220405-110955_1 Intensive Pig Farming - USA

Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, th...

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