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Agribusiness by David Van Fleet; Ella Van Fleet; George J. Seperich
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
Intended for all segments of agribusiness as well as non-agribusiness organizations, AGRIBUSINESS:PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT presents the changing face of agribusiness in a format that is interesting, straightforward, and easy to understand.
The Future of Food Business by Marcos Fava Neves
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
This unique book is a collection of articles published by the author in leading newspapers around the world. The papers focus on food chains and new concepts and ideas on how to increase competitiveness and value within the food and agricultural sectors.
Agriculture and Food in Crisis by Fred Magdoff; Brian Tokar
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
The contributors to this volume share a focus on investigating how agricultural production is shaped by a system that is oriented around the creation of profit above all else, with food as nothing but an afterthought.
Deeply Rooted by Lisa M. Hamilton
Publication Date: 2010-07-09
"Unconventional farmers'' reject the passive role that modern agriculture has insisted they accept and instead reclaim their place as stewards of the land and leaders within society.
The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
Publication Date: 2004-11-01
America continues to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economic system dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits.