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Agricultural industries

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 89.95

    Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world?s growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rise of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industryby Margaret Walsh

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The history of the meat packing industry of the Midwest offers an excellent illustration of the growth and development of the economy of that major industrial region. In the course of one generation, meat packing matured from a small-scale, part-time activity to a specialized manufacturing operation. Margaret Walsh's pioneering study traces the course... more...

  • Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movementby Priscilla Claeys

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by organizing from the local to the global to demand food... more...

  • Agribusiness Supply Chain Managementby N. Chandrasekaran; G. Raghuram

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    The agribusiness supply chain includes a number of processes such as supply management, production management, and demand management to customers through a competitive distribution channel. Each step of the way can be plagued with issues such as diversity of production and demand, bulkiness of produce, perishability, and seasonality. Highlighting... more...