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The Resource Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment, David Kirby

Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment, David Kirby

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Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment
Title
Animal factory
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the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment
Statement of responsibility
David Kirby
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E-coli bacterial contamination. Recent public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. This book is about our American food system gone terribly wrong--and the people who are fighting to restore sustainable farming practices and save our limited natural resources. Investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food. He follows three families and communities whose lives have been utterly changed by immense neighboring animal farms, turning them into unlikely activists.--From publisher description
Summary
"Swine flu, bird flu, unusual concentrations of cancer, food recalls due to deadly E. coli bacterial contamination: our American food system has gone terribly wrong. Recent public-health crises are raising urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is produced and brought to market. In Animal factory, best-selling author and investigative journalist David Kirby follows three families and communities whose lives are utterly changed by immense neighboring animal farms. In his thoroughly researched book, Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms and tracks their far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food"--Publisher's description
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344080
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YDXCP
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1960-
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Kirby, David
Dewey number
363.7
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.A34
LC item number
K57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Factory farms
  • Factory farms
  • Food of animal origin
  • Food of animal origin
  • Food animals
  • Food supply
  • Food supply
  • Pollution
Target audience
adult
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the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment
Label
Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment, David Kirby
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Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: Raising a stink -- Part II: Going national -- Epilogue: The price of protein
Control code
ocn696718748
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
xviii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780312671747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)696718748
Label
Animal factory : the looming threat of industrial pig, dairy, and poultry farms to humans and the environment, David Kirby
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: Raising a stink -- Part II: Going national -- Epilogue: The price of protein
Control code
ocn696718748
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
xviii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780312671747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)696718748

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