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Agricultural industries

  • Wine and Economicsby D. Marks

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    What is distinctive about the economics of wine? Wine’s health benefits stir debate, but many appreciate life-enhancing qualities from its production and enjoyment. Few products enjoy such wide distribution, rich history, and interest. This book emphasizes microeconomic principles and related research - drawing upon various fields from international... more...

  • Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941by Kate Transchel; Elena Osokina

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers... more...

  • Food Sovereignty in International Contextby Amy Trauger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has proliferated since the first usage of the term in 1996 at the Rome Food Summit, most has been descriptive rather than explanatory in nature, and... more...

  • The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainabilityby Cheryl J. Baldwin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 89.95

    Dr Cheryl J. Baldwin is Vice President of Consulting at Pure Strategies, Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she assists corporate clients on the development and execution of technical and organizational strategies to improve their sustainability performance.  more...

  • Agricultural and Food Biotechnologies of Olea europaea and Stone Fruitby Innocenzo Muzzalupo; Sabrina Micali

    Bentham Science Publishers 2015; US$ 69.00

    The reference presents detailed research on the olive (Olea europaea) and the stone fruit. This is a valuable reference for students, scientists, horticulturists and, in general, for anyone wishing to obtain knowledge and experience with olives and drupes to increase productivity. more...

  • Botanicalsby Kurt Reynertson; Khalid Mahmood

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    The international trade in plants is growing steadily as the worldwide demand for natural and botanical raw materials increases. Customers value natural products and botanicals as "green" alternatives?safer ingredients for their families which also represent an environmentally and socially responsible choice for the planet. In order to build assurance... more...

  • A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentuckyby James F. Hopkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 22.00

    It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production. James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginning through its complete demise at the end of World War II, describing the processes of seeding and harvesting... more...

  • Tobacco Merchantby Maurice Duke; Daniel P. Jordan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Maurice Duke and Daniel P. Jordan vividly describe the colorful life and times of one of the South's -- and America's -- most important businesses and provide insight into how luck, management practices, and personalities helped the company rise to international prominence. Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, the world's largest independent leaf tobacco... more...

  • The Politics of Despairby Tracy Campbell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Shortly after 1900, tens of thousands of tobacco growers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee convulsed the region for nearly a decade in a revolt against the monopolistic practices of the American Tobacco Company. Though the revolt known as the Tobacco Wars remains one of the more remarkable insurgencies of rural America, it is also one of the more... more...

  • Tobacco and Kentuckyby W. F. Axton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    For centuries before Europeans came to the New World, tobacco had an important role in the religious and social life of the early peoples of Kentucky. W.F. Axton describes the various forms in which tobacco has been used, its quick adoption by the Old World, and its gradual development into the forms common today, especially the blended cigarette.... more...