Hungry for Profit
The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the EnvironmenteBook - 2000
Millions go hungry every year in both poor and rich nations, yet hundreds of thousands of peasants and farmers continue to be pushed off the land. Applied in increasing volumes, chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers deplete the soil, pollute our food and water, and leave crops more vulnerable to pest outbreaks. The new and expanding use of genetically engineered seeds threatens species diversity. This penetrating set of essays explains why corporate agribusiness is a rising threat to farmers, the environment, and consumers. Ranging in subject from the politics of hunger to the new agri.
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 pages)