Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment (Hardcover)

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By Fred Magdoff (Editor), John Bellamy Foster (Editor), Frederick H. Buttel (Editor)
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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 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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781583670156
ISBN-10: 1583670157
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2000
Pages: 220
Language: English