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Ogata-Mura: Sowing Dissent and Reclaiming Identity in a Japanese Farming Village

by Wood, Donald C.

<p> Following the Second World War, a massive land reclamation project to boost Japan's rice production capacity led to the transformation of the shallow lagoon of Hachirogata in Akita Prefecture into a seventeen-thousand-hectare expanse of ...

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On Eating Meat

The truth about its production and the ethics of eating it

by Matthew Evans

<p>'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, <em>On Eating Meat</em> is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's ...

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One Size Fits None

A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture

by Stephanie Anderson

<p>“Sustainable” has long been the rallying cry of agricultural progressives; given that much of our nation’s farm and ranch land is already degraded, however, sustainable agriculture often means maintaining a less-than-ideal status quo. ...

ISBN: 9781496211927

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One-Straw Revolutionary

The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

by Larry Korn

<p><em>One-Straw Revolutionary</em> represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 – 2008), widely considered to be natural farming’s most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is ...

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Ontario Garlic

The Story from Farm to Festival

by Peter McClusky

<p>The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Used mainly for medicinal purposes in the nineteenth century, people turned up their noses at the aromatic bulb as it became associated with new immigrants. The once acceptable

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Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Promoting Sustainable Food Security in Asia and the Pacific in 2015–2020

by Asian Development Bank

<p>The publication guides the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in meeting the recommendations of the midterm review of the ADB Strategy 2020 to provide increased emphasis on food security and agriculture productivity. The Plan, which builds on the ...

ISBN: 9789292571085

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Oregon Wine

A Deep-Rooted History

by Scott Stursa

<p>The history of winemaking in Oregon is steeped in legends so well known they've become gospel, but reality is even more fascinating. Discover the truth about who opened the state's first commercial winery and the real origin of Willamette ...

ISBN: 9781439666883

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Organic Resistance

The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France

by Venus Bivar

<p>France is often held up as a bastion of gastronomic refinement and as a model of artisanal agriculture and husbandry. But French farming is not at all what it seems. Countering the standard stories of gastronomy, tourism, and leisure ...

ISBN: 9781469641195

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Oxnard Sugar Beets

Ventura County's Lost Cash Crop

by Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt

<p>In the early 1890s, farmers Albert Maulhardt and John Edward Borchard discovered Ventura County's favorable conditions for a highly profitable new cash crop: the sugar beet. Not long after inviting sugar mogul Henry T. Oxnard to the area, ...

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Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud

The Politics of Materiality in the European Union

by Zsuzsa Gille

<p>In this original and provocative study, Zsuzsa Gille examines three scandals that have shaken Hungary since it joined the European Union: the 2004 ban on paprika due to contamination, the 2008 boycott of Hungarian foie gras by Austrian animal

ISBN: 9780253019509

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Pawpaw

In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit

by Andrew Moore

<p>The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance. Historically, it ...

ISBN: 9781603585972

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Planet of the Grapes: A Geography of Wine

by Robert Sechrist

<p>Wine was one the key founding foods of Western culture (bread and oil being the other two). It has played a key role in human history for thousands of years, having been used for enjoyment, rituals, and religious purposes; today, the ...

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Planning for Rural Resilience

Coping with Climate Change and Energy Futures

by Wayne Caldwell, Erica Ferguson, Emanuel Lapierre-Fortin & others

<p>Climate change and an evolving non-renewable energy sector threaten the future viability and sustainability of communities across the country. While rural communities have a special place in the national fabric, they often lack the resources ...

ISBN: 9780887554612

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Plucked

Chicken, Antibiotics, and How Big Business Changed the Way We Eat

by Maryn McKenna

<p>In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and <em>National Geographic</em> contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering ...

ISBN: 9781426221217

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Private Oceans

The Enclosure and Marketisation of the Seas

by Fiona McCormack

<p>As the era of thriving, small-scale fishing communities continues to wane across waters that once teamed with (a way of) life, Fiona McCormack opens a window into contemporary fisheries quota systems, laying bare how neoliberalism has ...

ISBN: 9781786801395

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Protest Kitchen

Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time

by Carol J. Adams & Virginia Messina

<p><strong>2018 <em>Foreword</em> Book of the Year Awards Bronze Winner</strong></p> <p><em>Protest Kitchen</em> is an empowering guide to the food and lifestyle choices anyone can make for positive change in the face of the profound challenges

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Pulses: Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

<p>The aim of raising global awareness on the multitude of benefits of pulses was integral to the International Year of Pulses. This coffee table book is part guide and part cookbook— informative without being technical. The book begins by ...

ISBN: 9789251092538

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Racial Spoils from Native Soils

How Neoliberalism Steals Indigenous Lands in Highland Peru

by Arthur Scarritt

<p>This book explains how one man swindled his Andean village twice. The first time he extorted everyone’s wealth and disappeared, leaving the village in shambles. The village slowly recovered through the unlikely means of converting to ...

ISBN: 9780739191385

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Read My Plate

The Literature of Food

by Deborah R. Geis

<p>Whether perusing a recipe or learning what a literary character eats, readers approach a text differently when reading about food. <em>Read My Plate: The Literature of Food</em> explores what narrators and characters (in fiction, in ...

ISBN: 9781498574440

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Real Southern Barbecue

Constructing Authenticity in Southern Food Culture

by Kaitland M. Byrd

<p>The focus on barbecue in this book uncovers how processes and rhetoric surrounding a specific food product, and food culture as a whole, shape the food appearing on our plates, which can impact people’s health as well as market dynamics. The ...

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