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  • The Soil Will Save Usby Kristin Ohlson

    Rodale 2014; US$ 18.99

    Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. In The Soil Will Save... more...

  • The Food Systemby Geoff Tansey; Anthony Worsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Food is a massive industry and the many key players involved have very different interests. In wealthy nations those interests can range from corporate survival and maintaining profitability in a market with limited demand, to promoting a healthy diet and ensuring food safety. For the poor, the emphasis is all too often on simply getting enough to... more...

  • Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Cottonby Michitake Aso; Christiane Berth; Jó Klanovicz; Stuart McCook; Andrew McWilliam; Marina Padräo Temudo; Michael Roche; Chris Shepherd; Mart A. Stewart; Frank Uekötter; Jeannie M. Whayne; Frank Uekötter

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 35.86

    Plantagen sind eine Schlüsselinstitution der Moderne. Zugleich sind sie auch in ökologischer Hinsicht eines der folgenreichsten Produktionsregime überhaupt. Im globalen Ausgriff versammelt der Band Beiträge zu so unterschiedlichen Produkten wie Kaffee, Kautschuk, Baumwolle und Äpfeln. Dabei geht es gleichermaßen um Einblicke in unterschiedliche Plantagensysteme... more...

  • Tomorrow Finally Cameby G. Darwin Braund

    Bitingduck Press 2000; US$ 7.50

    A review from the PENN STATER , Sept./Oct. 1997: ?. . .Braund's descriptions of his agricultural mission will interest some readers, but many will be more taken with the depictions of an American tackling life in post-Soviet Poland. The conditions may be spartan, but the hospitality of his newfound Polish friends brings a warm glow to the recollections.... more...

  • Avocadosby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 16.00

    This brochure is published within the framework of the activities of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. It comprises comments and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of standards in force and is therefore a valuable tool for both the Inspection Authorities and... more...

  • Postharvest Oxidative Stress in Horticultural Cropsby D. Mark Hodges

    Haworth Press 2003; US$ 79.95

    Here is a comprehensive and innovative examination of the antimycotic potential of essential plant oils and extracts against fungal infections affecting humans, animals, plants, and foodstuffs. Plant-Derived Antimycotics looks at antifungal compounds that strengthen plant-defense systems, traditional herbs that have revealed their antifungal properties,... more...

  • Farming Meat Goatsby Barbara Vincent

    Landlinks Press 2005; US$ 54.95

    A comprehensive producer's guide to the breeding, husbandry and marketing of goats for meat. more...

  • Tropical Dairy Farmingby John Moran

    Landlinks Press 2005; US$ 44.95

    Shows smallholder dairy farmers in the humid tropics how to improve feeding of cows cost-effectively. more...

  • Herbicide Resistance and World Grainsby Stephen B. Powles; Dale L Shaner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 199.95

    Written by experts from across the globe, Herbicide Resistance and World Grains evaluates the weed and herbicide management systems in major world grain crops such as soybean, maize, rice, and canola. The book examines the impact of transgenic crops and new technology on resistance management. It provides background information and offers practical... more...

  • Identity-Preserved Systemsby Dennis Strayer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 199.95

    Identity-Preserved Systems: A Reference Handbook provides background for the development of processes or systems of maintaining the segregation of and documenting the identity of a product. Growers and other parties that handle, transport, condition, or process the identity-preserved (IP) product must follow strict growing and handling practices, including... more...