American Farms, American Food

A Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States
by John C. Hudson & Christopher R. Laingen
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Publisher: Lexington Books

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

ISBN: 9781498508216

Binding: Kobo eBook

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American Farms, American Food bridges the gap between agricultural production and food studies allowing readers to learn about both subjects up close and in detail. Beyond that, the book provides background on the domestication, breeding, and development of crop plants and livestock that have become the food we eat. Themes such as the family farm, local food production, organic agriculture, genetically modified crops, food imports, and commodity exports are developed in nine separate chapters. The chapters treat specific crops or livestock types from the point of view of both production and consumption, highlighting the changes that have taken place in both farming strategies and food preferences over the years.