War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future

September 29, 2009|
War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future by Thomas F. Pawlick
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Rural life in North America has changed dramatically since the days of the family farm, when people worked the same land for generations, let their cows graze in pastures and their chickens scratch in dirt, and sold their produce locally. The few remaining small farmers now struggle to survive, strangled by debt and a rash of complex regulations designed to drive them out of business. In their place are corporate-backed factory farms with little understanding of, or sympathy for, rural life. But the corporate and political interests determined to make this life extinct are meeting with fierce resistance. In this passionate and persuasive book, writer and farmer Thomas Pawlick uses his own rural community as a microcosm for the battle between industrial agriculture and local farming a clash whose outcome will determine the future of rural life in North America and also the quality and sustainability of our food, water, soil, and air.
Thomas F. Pawlick has more than thirty-five years of experience as a journalist and editor, specializing in science, environmental, and agricultural reporting. He is a three-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers'' Association Award and received a National Magazine Award for his agricultural reporting. Pawlick holds a masters degr...
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Title:War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:September 29, 2009
Publisher:Greystone Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553653400

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