Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (California Studies in Food and Culture)

By: Cleveland, David A.

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This book is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system's historical roots. A key component of the book is a thorough analysis of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on problems related to food and agriculture around the world and a discussion of alternative solutions. David Cleveland argues, for example, that combining selected aspects of small-scale traditional agriculture with modern scientific agriculture can help balance our biological need for food with its environmental impact--and continue to fulfill cultural, social, and psychological needs related to food.
"Balancing on a Planet " is based on Cleveland's research and engaging teaching about food and agriculture for more than three decades. It is a tool to help students, faculty, researchers, and interested readers understand debates about the current crisis and alternatives for the future.

Title: Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Author Name: Cleveland, David A.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of California Press:

ISBN Number: 0520277414

ISBN Number 13: 9780520277410

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0520277414Z2

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