Why Some Like It Hot
Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity

Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are exposed to raw milk or green fava beans? If so, you are probably among the one-third of the world...

244 pages
6 x 9

A Commodity-By-Commodity Guide To Impacts And Practices

World Agriculture and the Environment presents a unique assessment of agricultural commodity production and the environmental problems it causes, along with prescriptions for increasing efficiency and reducing damage to natural systems...

570 pages
6 x 9

Explanatory Guide to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 57

Gerald Moore

The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and...

212 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Ecoagriculture
Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity

Future Harvest, Jeffrey A. McNeely, and Sara J. Scherr

Although food-production systems for the world's rural poor typically have had devastating effects on the planet's wealth of genes, species, and ecosystems, that need not be the case in the future. In Ecoagriculture, two of the world's...

352 pages
6 x 9

The Fatal Harvest Reader
The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Edited by Andrew Kimbrell

Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It gathers together more than...

384 pages
6 x 9

Engineering the Farm
The Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology

Edited by Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey

Engineering the Farm offers a wide-ranging examination of the social and ethical issues surrounding the production and consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with leading thinkers and activists taking a broad theoretical...

200 pages
6 x 9

The Farm as Natural Habitat
Reconnecting Food Systems With Ecosystems

Edited by Dana L. Jackson and Laura Jackson; Foreword by Nina Leopold Bradley

The Farm as Natural Habitat is a vital new contribution to the debate about agriculture and its impacts on the land. Arising from the conviction that the agricultural landscape as a whole could be restored to a healthy diversity, the...

312 pages
6 x 9

The New Agrarianism
Land, Culture, and the Community of Life

The engaging writings gathered in this new book explore an important but little-publicized movement in American culture -- the marked resurgence of agrarian practices and values in rural areas, suburbs, and even cities. It is a movement that...

256 pages
6 x 9

A New Framework for Decision Making

Increasingly sophisticated technology and an ever-expand-ing base of knowledge have not been enough to allow humans to halt the worldwide progression of environmental degradation. Extensive fieldwork in both Africa and the United States convinced...

640 pages
6 x 9
70 photos, 38 illustrations

When City and Country Collide
Managing Growth In The Metropolitan Fringe

Strips of urban and suburban "fabric" have extended into the countryside, creating a ragged settlement pattern that blurs the distinction between rural, urban, and suburban. As traditional rural industries like farming, forestry, and mining...

382 pages
6 x 9

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