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Farmageddon The True Cost of Cheap Meat

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How many times do you see headlines stating the world will not have enough food, factory farming is the only way forward, GM crops must be grown? Read Farmageddon to find out the opposite view, factory farming is cruel and causes huge pollution and GM crops are unnecessary and dangerous. There is another way, Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming has been around the world looking at the dangers of modern farming and the harm it does to people and their environment. Places where genetic disease goes unexplained, where no insects are heard, where rivers dry up and die. According to Philip Lymbery we are not told the truth about modern farming, we need to know and we need to make the right food choices now for our future’s sake.

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Synopsis

Farmageddon The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery

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 farmed fish, chickens and pigs thousands of miles away * Cereals that could feed billions of people are being given to animals: soya and grain that could nourish the world's poorest, are now grown increasingly as animal fodder * Epidemic waste underpins the mega-farming model: while food prices rocket, surplus food is thrown away.

Reviews

'This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

'A devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don't turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audience' - Joanna Lumley

'This incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animals' Jilly Cooper

About the Author

Philip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organization, Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming.

Isabel Oakeshott is Political Editor at the Sunday Times and commentator on BBC One's Sunday Politics show.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2015

Author

Philip Lymbery

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Author's Website

www.philiplymbery.com/
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

The Real World
Cookery, Food and Drink
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Food & society
Food security & supply
Animal husbandry

ISBN

9781408846346

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