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Sustainability in agriculture / editors, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison.

Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.) (Added Author). Harrison, Roy M., 1948- (Added Author).
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Subject: Agriculture > Environmental aspects.
Sustainable agriculture.
Crops > Genetic engineering.
Food industry and trade.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1591249104
  • ISBN: 9781591249108
  • ISBN: 9781847552433
  • ISBN: 1847552439
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 130 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Sustainability in agriculture : recent progress and emergent challenges / Jules Pretty -- Ecological risks of transgenic plants : a framework for assessment and conceptual issues / Paul B. Thompson -- GM pest-resistant crops : assessing environmental impacts on non-target organisms / A.N.E. Birch and R.E. Wheatley -- Sustainable land management : a challenge for modern agriculture / Daniel Osborn -- UK environmental-economic consequences of decoupled CAP payments / Ian Dickie and Anna Shiel -- Globalising vulnerability : the impacts of unfair trade on developing country agriculture / James Smith -- Free trade in food : moral and physical hazards / Colin D. Butler.
Summary: This product is not available separately, it is only sold as part of a set. There are 750 products in the set and these are all sold as one entity. 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, make 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. Cover image courtesy of Professor Jules Pretty.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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