Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights

Life  Liberty  and the Pursuit of Food Rights Author David E. Gumpert
ISBN-10 9781603584043
Year 2013
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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These regulators, headed up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with help from state agriculture departments, police, and district-attorney detectives, are mounting intense and sophisticated investigative campaigns against farms and food clubs supplying privately exchanged food-even handcuffing and hauling off to jail, under threat of lengthy prison terms, those deemed in violation of food laws.Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America's legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, U.S.

The Raw Milk Answer Book

The Raw Milk Answer Book Author David E. Gumpert
ISBN-10 0970118147
Year 2015-03-02
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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The Raw Milk Answer Book raises the most difficult questions surrounding our most controversial food--about the risk of getting seriously ill, whether it should be fed to children, the credibility of European research indicating raw milk has important healing powers-- and answers them in calm, non-ideological terms, understandable to beginners and experienced drinkers alike. It is an engaging conversation, unblinking in its focus on real-world data, unafraid to take issue with wild claims on either side of the raw milk controversy. Obviously, both sides can't be correct. What is the real story? The Raw Milk Answer Book provides the real story by answering more than 200 of the most common questions that come up about raw milk.--From publisher description.

The Raw Milk Revolution

The Raw Milk Revolution Author David E. Gumpert
ISBN-10 9781603582605
Year 2009-11-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Beginning in 2006, the agriculture departments of several large states-with backing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-launched a major crackdown on small dairies producing raw milk. Replete with undercover agents, sting operations, surprise raids, questionable test-lab results, mysterious illnesses, propaganda blitzes, and grand jury investigations, the crackdown was designed to disrupt the supply of unpasteurized milk to growing legions of consumers demanding healthier and more flavorful food. The Raw Milk Revolution takes readers behind the scenes of the government's tough and occasionally brutal intimidation tactics, as seen through the eyes of milk producers, government regulators, scientists, prosecutors, and consumers. It is a disturbing story involving marginally legal police tactics and investigation techniques, with young children used as political pawns in a highly charged atmosphere of fear and retribution. Are regulators' claims that raw milk poses a public health threat legitimate? That turns out to be a matter of considerable debate. In assessing the threat, The Raw Milk Revolution reveals that the government's campaign, ostensibly designed to protect consumers from pathogens like salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, and listeria, was based in a number of cases on suspect laboratory findings and illnesses attributed to raw milk that could well have had other causes, including, in some cases, pasteurized milk. David Gumpert dares to ask whether regulators have the public's interest in mind or the economic interests of dairy conglomerates. He assesses how the government's anti-raw-milk campaign fits into a troublesome pattern of expanding government efforts to sanitize the food supply-even in the face of ever-increasing rates of chronic disease like asthma, diabetes, and allergies. The Raw Milk Revolution provides an unsettling view of the future, in which nutritionally dense foods may be available largely through underground channels.

Chicken

Chicken Author Steve Striffler
ISBN-10 9780300128161
Year 2007-06
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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From inside the chicken factory, a report on the real cost of chicken for farmers, workers, and consumers

From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780855985936
Year 2008
Pages 522
Language en
Publisher Oxfam
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Burn Your Business Plan

Burn Your Business Plan Author David E. Gumpert
ISBN-10 0970118155
Year 2002
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Lauson Pub
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- Author's previous books, How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan (1880394103) and Business Plans That Win $$$ (0060913916), sold 100,000 copies and 60,000 copies, respectively - $60,000 combined advertising and promotional budget

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle Author Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-10 9780571265664
Year 2010-03-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780465093564
Year 2017-08-15
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the hundred most influential books published since World War II In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Liberty and Tyranny

Liberty and Tyranny Author Mark R. Levin
ISBN-10 1439164746
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Don’t miss syndicated radio host and author Mark Levin's #1 New York Times acclaimed and longtime bestselling manifesto for the conservative movement. When nationally syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny appeared in the early months of the Obama presidency, Americans responded by making his clarion call for a new era in conservatism a #1 New York Times bestseller for an astounding twelve weeks. As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, with his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers reflected on every page, Levin’s galvanizing narrative provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society. In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for reinforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. In a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the tyrannical liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming to immigration, and more.

Back to the Garden

Back to the Garden Author Clara Hume
ISBN-10 1927685001
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher
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Clara Hume's novel takes the reader through apocalyptic America after climate change and other ecological disasters have greatly altered the planet. A group of survivors heads out to find loved ones, meanwhile facing painfully nostalgic memories of a better world as well as struggling through personal loss and tragedy. Across fierce deserts and ghost towns, contaminated lakes and rivers, and deplorable faces of death, the group develops surprising relationships and resolutions. Back to the Garden presents a frightening and tragic possibility for our future but doesn't ignore our affirmative connection to nature and other people. The novel attempts to open people's eyes to the importance of respecting limits, before it's too late.

How Much Is Enough

How Much Is Enough Author Alain C. Enthoven
ISBN-10 9780833048141
Year 2005-10-18
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher Rand Corporation
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Originally published in 1971, and now published with a new foreword, this is a book of enduring value and lasting relevance. The authors detail the application, history, and controversies surrounding the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), used to evaluate military needs and to choose among alternatives for meeting those needs.

Humanitarian Military Intervention

Humanitarian Military Intervention Author Taylor B. Seybolt
ISBN-10 0199252432
Year 2007-01
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher SIPRI Publication
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Military intervention in a conflict without a reasonable prospect of success is unjustifiable, especially when it is done in the name of humanity. Couched in the debate on the responsibility to protect civilians from violence and drawing on traditional 'just war' principles, the central premise of this book is that humanitarian military intervention can be justified as a policy option only if decision makers can be reasonably sure that intervention will do more good than harm. This book asks, 'Have past humanitarian military interventions been successful?' It defines success as saving lives and sets out a methodology for estimating the number of lives saved by a particular military intervention. Analysis of 17 military operations in six conflict areas that were the defining cases of the 1990s-northern Iraq after the Gulf War, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Kosovo and East Timor-shows that the majority were successful by this measure. In every conflict studied, however, some military interventions succeeded while others failed, raising the question, 'Why have some past interventions been more successful than others?' This book argues that the central factors determining whether a humanitarian intervention succeeds are the objectives of the intervention and the military strategy employed by the intervening states. Four types of humanitarian military intervention are offered: helping to deliver emergency aid, protecting aid operations, saving the victims of violence and defeating the perpetrators of violence. The focus on strategy within these four types allows an exploration of the political and military dimensions of humanitarian intervention and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each of the four types. Humanitarian military intervention is controversial. Scepticism is always in order about the need to use military force because the consequences can be so dire. Yet it has become equally controversial not to intervene when a governmentsubjects its citizens to massive violation of their basic human rights. This book recognizes the limits of humanitarian intervention but does not shy away from suggesting how military force can save lives in extreme circumstances.

Caring For People With Chronic Conditions A Health System Perspective

Caring For People With Chronic Conditions  A Health System Perspective Author Nolte, Ellen
ISBN-10 9780335233700
Year 2008-09-01
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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This text systematically examines some of the key issues involved in the care of those with chronic diseases. It synthesises the evidence on what we know works (or does not) in different circumstances. From an international perspective, it addresses the prerequisites for effective policies and management of chronic disease.

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests Author Herbert Gintis
ISBN-10 0262072521
Year 2005
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.