Understanding Global Issues

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The Future of Farming: What price the food we eat?

In the developed countries, intensive farming produces huge food surpluses while employing less than 5% of the workforce. Yet there is growing concern over the environmental aspects of 'industrialised' agriculture. Some advocate widespread adoption of organic farming. Others argue for new farm technologies such as bioengineering of plants and animals. What direction is agriculture taking?

Common Agricultural Policy, Bioengineering, Agriculture, Fertilisers, Pesticides, Biocides, Crops, Irrigation, Livestock, Meat, Biodiversity, CSIRO, Organic, Soil Association, National Farmers Union, BSE, FAO, Codex Alimentarius Commission, Green Revolution, Collectivism, Genetic, Trade, Subsidies, Dairy, Antibiotics.

Published: July 1997 ISBN: 0850489776

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