Agriculture and the Citizen by C. SpeddingAgriculture and the Citizen by C. Spedding

Agriculture and the Citizen

byC. Spedding

Paperback | June 30, 1996

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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.
Title:Agriculture and the CitizenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 1996Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0412715201

ISBN - 13:9780412715204


Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Lists of tables, figures and boxes. Introduction. World agriculture. Feeding the world. Helping developing countries. The role of plants. The role of animals. Agriculture as a system. Energy and water in agriculture. The concept of efficiency. Agriculture and the environment. Sustainability. Animal welfare. Agriculture and human health. The concerned citizen. Education of the citizen. The need for research. The future. Bibliography. Appendix A: Proverbs. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`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