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- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 57.00
In 1981, near the end of America?s second post-World War II energy crisis, and at the onset of the nations most recent farm crisis, American Energy Farming Systems began to sell and distribute what it deemed a ?providential plant? destined to be a new and saving crop? the Jerusalem Artichoke. This volume recounts this story of the bizarre intersection... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 14.95
Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry?s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Long before Whole Foods organic produce was available at your local supermarket, Berry was farming with the purity of food in mind. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating... more...
- Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
An exploration of 25 small, sustainability-minded farms throughout the Midwest, told through full-color photographs, interviews with the farmers, and vivid stories of the past, present, and future of the region's local farms and how they're intertwined with the Chicago culinary scene more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00
King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 22.50
Agriculture is the most fundamental of all human activities. Today, those who till the soil or tend livestock feed a world population of approximately 6.5 billion. Fifty years ago, the planet could not have sustained such a large population, and according to present projections, farmers will have to feed nine billion people by 2050. The greatest agricultural... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Who put the Hemp in Hempstead? Before the cotton gin, hemp was King. This colorful socio-economic history clears the smoke obscuring hemps role in battles between Crown and Colony, North & South, the marijuana lobby and their foes. more...