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Title The CAFO reader : the tragedy of industrial animal factories / edited by Daniel Imhoff

Publ Info [Healdsburg, Calif.] : Watershed Media, [2010]
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press [distributor]
©2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  SF140.L58 C34 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 462 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Contemporary issues series
Contemporary issues series (Watershed Media)
Note CAFO (Concentrated animal feeding operation)--P. [4] of cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. [400]-403) and index
Contents Foreword / Douglas R. Tompkins -- Introduction / Daniel Imhoff -- pt. 1. The pathological mind set of the CAFO -- Introduction : from agrarianism to industrialism -- Farm factories : the end of animal husbandry / Bernard E. Rollin -- Fear factories : the case for compassionate conservatism--for animals / Matthew Scully -- Cold evil : the ideologies of industrialism / Andrew Kimbrell -- Renewing husbandry : the mechanization of agriculture is fast coming to an end / Wendell Berry -- Man, the paragon of animals? Questioning our assumptions about evolution / Christopher Manes -- pt. 2. Myths of the CAFO -- Myth : industrial food is cheap -- Myth : industrial food is efficient -- Myth : industrial food is healthy -- Myth : CAFOs are farms, not factories -- Myth : CAFOs are good for rural communities -- Myth : industrial food benefits the environment and wildlife -- Myth : industrial food can feed the world -- Myth : CAFO manure is a benign resource -- pt. 3. Inside the CAFO -- Introduction : what the industry doesn't want us to know -- Power steer : on the trail of industrial beef / Michael Pollan -- Boss hog : the rapid rise of industrial swine / Jeff Tietz -- Watching the chickens pass by : the grueling monotony of the disassembly line / Steve Striffler -- The milk of human unkindness : industrialization and the supercow / Anne Mendelson -- Size matters : the meat industry and the corruption of Darwinian economics / Steve Bjerklie -- Floating hog farms : industrial aquaculture is spoiling the aquatic commons? / Ken Stier, Emmett Hopkins -- pt. 4. The loss of diversity -- Introduction : extinction is forever -- Old MacDonald had diversity : the role of traditional breeds in a dynamic agricultural future / Donald E. Bixby -- Squeezed to the last drop : the loss of family farms / Tom Philpott -- Assault on nature : CAFOs and biodiversity loss / George Wuerthner -- Narrowing of poultry breeds -- Traditional versus industrial beef and dairy cattle -- Traditional swine and lean hogs -- Demise of the family farmer -- Loss of individual farms -- pt. 5. Hidden costs of CAFOs -- Introduction : economists have forgotten how to add -- From farms to factories : pillaging the commons / Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- Bad meat : deregulation makes eating a high-risk behavior / Eric Schlosser -- CAFOs are in everyone's backyard : industrial agriculture, democracy, and the future / Kendall Thu -- Paying the polluters : animal factories feast on taxpayer subsidies / Martha Noble -- Sliced and diced : the labor you eat / Christopher D. Cook -- Diet for a hot planet : livestock and climate change / Anna Lappé -- pt. 6. Technological takeover -- Introduction : from farms to high-tech -- Antibiotic drug abuse : CAFOs are squandering vital human medicines / Leo Horrigan, Jay Graham, Shawn McKenzie -- Franken food : livestock cloning and the quest for industrial perfection / Rebecca Spector -- Genetically engineered farm animals : a brazen effort to make nature fit the industrial mold / Jaydee Hanson -- Nuclear meat : using radiation and chemicals to make food "safe" / Wenonah Hauter -- pt. 7. Putting the CAFO out to pasture -- Introduction : toward a humane, equitable, and sustainable food system -- Toward sustainability : moving from energy dependence to energy exchange / Fred Kirschenmann -- The good farmer : an agrarian approach to animal agriculture / Peter Kaminsky -- Changing the law : the road to reform / Paige Tomaselli, Meredith Niles -- A chef speaks out : making the case for taste / Dan Barber -- Dismantlement : a movement to topple industrial animal agriculture / Erik Marcus -- The farmer's bind : scaling up for a different kind of agriculture / Becky Weed -- Healing : restoring health, wealth, and respect to food and farming / Joel Salatin -- Vote with your fork : it's time for citizens to take back the food system / Daniel Imhoff -- Know where your food comes from -- What you can do -- What policy makers can do -- Contributors -- Resources -- A glossary of CAFO terms and euphemisms -- Selected bibliography
LC subject Factory farms -- Moral and ethical aspects
Factory farms -- Environmental aspects
Animal feeding
Add Author Imhoff, Dan
Alt Title Tragedy of industrial animal factories
Industrial animal factories
Concentrated animal feeding operations reader
ISBN 9780970950055 (pbk.) :
0970950055 (pbk.) :