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Sustainability in Agriculture

Edited By: RE Hester and RM Harrison
130 pages, Tabs
Sustainability in Agriculture
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About this book

World trade in agriculture, with its massive subsidies, restrictive barriers, international collaboration and competition, and the livelihoods of millions of farmers worldwide at stake, is an emotive subject that often provokes heated debate. So how can sustainability in agriculture be addressed whilst taking these issues into account?

Sustainability in Agriculture presents an authoritative and balanced overview of many of the key factors that impact upon world agricultural practices. The aim is to throw light on the subject and so generate informed and rational discussion of the topics which so often generate powerful emotions.

Fully referenced, and with sources of further reading given, the contributions from experts from around the globe cover:

* Free trade
* Fair and unfair trade
* GM crops
* The use of pesticides
* Change in land use and sustainable development
* Economic consequences of recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union

A balanced analysis of risks and benefits is also provided, taking into account the economic and social impacts as well as the science of the novel practices discussed.

The timeliness of this book, discussing as it does many hotly debated issues, makes it essential reading for all those having an interest in the future of agriculture worldwide, but especially farmers and students of farming, environmental scientists, government agencies and policy makers.

Contents

Sustainability in agriculture: recent progress and emergent challenges; Ecological risks of transgenic plants: A framework for assessment; GM pest-resistant crops: Assessing environmental impacts of non-targetorganisms; Sustainable land management: A challenge for modern agriculture; UK environmental-Economic Consequences of decoupled CAP payments; Globalizing vulnerability: The impacts of unfair trade on developing country agriculture; Free trade in food: Moral and physical hazards.

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Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK
Edited By: RE Hester and RM Harrison
130 pages, Tabs
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A fascinating overview of the current state of world agriculture. -- Chemistry and Industry, 17 April 2006 (Christopher Mason) Chemistry and Industry
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