Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food

51KkH9eRRUL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Leslie A. Duram
Isbn 9780313359637
File size 4.9MB
Year 2009
Pages 462
Language English
File format PDF
Category Encyclopedia and Dictionary

Book Description:

"This important book encourages readers to look to the past as well as the future by getting involved in their local food community. A wonderful addition to a range of collections."

For students and general readers, Duram (geography and environmental resources, Southern Illinois U. Carbondale) offers an encyclopedia that contains about 140 entries by scholars, government experts, and activists on all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives, including farmers markets, health issues, economic terms, organic big business, USDA organic standards, food labels, and organizations. Topics relate to activism, movements, and community aspects like animal welfare and vegetarian diets; agriculture subjects such as organic milk, bees, genetically engineered crops, pesticides, and water quality; animals, fish, and seafood; business and economic issues like cloning, fast food, and globalization; education; environmental issues; government agencies and policies; health; and theories and concepts like free trade.

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