So Shall We Reap: What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food--And How to Fix It

So Shall We Reap What s Gone Wrong with the World s Food And How to Fix It So Shall We Reap How Everyone Who Is Liable to Be Born in the Next Ten Thousand Years Could Eat Very Well Indeed and Why in Practice Our Immediate Descendants Are Likely to Be in Serious Trouble aw

  • Title: So Shall We Reap: What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food--And How to Fix It
  • Author: Colin Tudge
  • ISBN: 9780141009506
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • So Shall We Reap How Everyone Who Is Liable to Be Born in the Next Ten Thousand Years Could Eat Very Well Indeed and Why, in Practice, Our Immediate Descendants Are Likely to Be in Serious Trouble, award winning writer Colin Tudge s latest book, has a revealing if lengthy subtitle How everyone who is liable to be born in the next ten thousand years could eat very well inSo Shall We Reap How Everyone Who Is Liable to Be Born in the Next Ten Thousand Years Could Eat Very Well Indeed and Why, in Practice, Our Immediate Descendants Are Likely to Be in Serious Trouble, award winning writer Colin Tudge s latest book, has a revealing if lengthy subtitle How everyone who is liable to be born in the next ten thousand years could eat very well indeed and why, in practice, our immediate descendants are likely to be in serious trouble Tudge is a Cambridge zoology graduate who has worked as a science journalist and has written several well known and very successful books on agriculture and conservation such asFood Crops for the Future , genetics In Mendel s Footnotes and evolution The Variety of Life So Shall We Reap combines all these strands in an impassioned plea for global change in current farming practice Tudge argues that at present there are good reasons for thinking we are getting it wrong For instance, one of the most glaring and obscene disparities is that while famine is common, especially in sub Saharan Africa, the developed world has food surpluses and is suffering from what the World Health Organisation calls a global epidemic of obesity Tudge examines the nature of the problem, then castigates the main players the agribusiness, the bio technicians and other scientists who have been seduced by the lure of big bucks and quick fixes and then embarks on his own solution, what he calls Enlightened Agriculture appealing to the better use of some basic rules of biology and ecological models and the development of labour intensive mixed economies which will help maintain rural society A detailed argument of the new agricultural revolution is presented here Tudge suggests that the hammer and sickle has been replaced by a pc with access to the Internet Douglas Palmer

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    1. Colin Tudge writes with both clarity and an extensive knowledge of his subject. He covers the history, principles and problems of modern agriculture, as well as giving succinct summaries of nutrition and genetics. He clearly identifies the roots of the various threats to sustainable farming, while being pragmatic about some of the potential solutions. For instance he provides good critiques of vegetarianism and veganism, making a strong case for the need to retain at least some livestock on farm [...]

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