Industrial agriculture is arguably the single most destructive human activity to the environment, as well as to human health and wellbeing. A worldwide movement is transforming our food systems to become resilient through the creation of an ecological agriculture, healthy food, more “nutrition-per-acre,” decentralized foodsheds, local food economies, food security zones, agro-ecoregions and fair food accessible to all. The mission is to transform the current destructive industrial food system to one that is ecologically sustainable, resilient, healthy, humane, and socially just, and distributes value equitably.
Meeting the dual challenges of a growing global population and increasingly degraded ecosystems in the face of climate change and peak oil will require fundamental systemic shifts, widespread education and training, and the shift to a greatly decentralized agricultural system and food economy.
This inspiring, eye-opening Collection features leading visionary practitioners at the forefront of transforming all aspects of the food system. The topics include ecological agriculture and sustainable food systems, localized foodsheds, organic food and sound nutrition, agricultural biodiversity, permaculture, biodynamic agriculture, indigenous agriculture, food justice, the corporatization of agriculture, urban agriculture, factory-farming, and GMOs.
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