Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment.

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 vulnerable to pest outbreaks The new and expanding use of genetically engineered seMillions 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 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 agricultural biotechnologies, and in time and place from early modern Europe to contemporary Cuba, the contributions to Hungry for Profit examine the changes underway in world agriculture today and point the way toward organic, sustainable solutions to problems of food supply.
Hungry for Profit The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers Food and the Environment 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

  • Title: Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment.
  • Author: Fred Magdoff John Bellamy Foster
  • ISBN: 9781583670163
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment.”

    1. It's a series of academic papers on the agribusiness takeover of agriculture and how it affects food availability, quality, price, etc. The more interesting parts deal with potential future consequences of corporate "farming", biotechnology and global trade policies. First academic page-turner I've ever had the pleasure of stumbling across in an NC State professor's discard box.

    2. Excellent set of essays, with global and longrange historical perspectives. Good essays on the historic centrality of the rise of capitalist agriculture, current growth of corporate power in agriculture, farm labor in the US, disposession of the peasantry overseas, recent developments in Cuba and China, among other things.

    3. this book was just ok. as is somewhat common in a collection of essays, the book is a bit uneven. good overall but unless you are hardcore into environmental, farming, and food issues, there are better books to read about ecology etc.

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