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Agriculture and the Citizen - C.R.W. Spedding

Agriculture and the Citizen

Paperback Published: 30th June 1996
ISBN: 9780412715204
Number Of Pages: 312

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The purpose of Agriculture and the Citizen is to help people understand the way in which agriculture operates, providing the information necessary to enable them to arrive at an informed view on major issues: can the increasing world population be adequately fed without unacceptable pollution to the environment? Is the food and water we consume safe? Will we run out of natural resources such as land, fuel or water? Is the current use of agrochemicals necessary or dangerous? Is intensive farming sustainable or would organic farming be better? How can we help developing countries? Is food aid a good thing or not? How far should the genetic manipulation of plants and animals be allowed to go? This important book will appeal to all concerned with such issues, including all those studying and teaching agricultural and environmental sciences, research scientists, policy makers, and libraries, it is written in language that non-specialists can understand.

`Agricultural students (of all ages) and of course other interested citizens will find a broader vision than in more conventional books.'
Agriculture and the Citizen
`This book is not only a comprehensive but also a well organized and mature piece of work...'
Acta Vet. Brno

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
List of tables
List of figures
List of boxes
Introductionp. 1
World agriculturep. 5
Feeding the worldp. 21
Helping developing countriesp. 37
The role of plantsp. 49
The role of animalsp. 63
Agriculture as a systemp. 83
Energy and water in agriculturep. 109
The concept of efficiencyp. 119
Agriculture and the environmentp. 131
Sustainabilityp. 149
Animal welfarep. 159
Agriculture and human healthp. 179
The concerned citizenp. 193
Education of the citizenp. 201
The need for researchp. 211
The futurep. 231
Appendix A Proverbsp. 251
Appendix B Glossaryp. 257
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780412715204
ISBN-10: 0412715201
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th June 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.54