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Farmageddon [electronic resource] : The True Cost of Cheap Meat. Philip Lymbery.

Lymbery, Philip. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781408846421 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. Our health is under threat: half of all antibiotics used worldwide (rising to 80 per cent in US) are routinely given to industrially farmed animals, contributing to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Wildlife is being systematically destroyed: bees are now trucked across the States (and even airfreighted from Australia) to pollinate the fruit trees in the vast orchards of California, where a chemical assault has decimated the wild insect population. Fresh fish are being hoovered from the oceans: fish that could feed local populations are being turned into fishmeal for...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2762 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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