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Author Heintzman, Andrew.

Title Food and Fuel : Solutions for the Future.

Published : House of Anansi Press, 2009.


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Physical description 1 online resource (414 pages)
Contents Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction by Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon -- Foreword to Food by Eric Schlosser -- Food -- Saving Agriculture from Itself / Stuart Laidlaw -- Betting the Farm: Food Safety and the Beef Commodity Chain / Ian MacLachlan -- Fish or Cut Bait: Solutions for Our Seas / Carl Safina and Carrie Brownstein -- Diet for a Smaller Planet: Real Sources of Abundance / Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé -- Overfeeding the Future / Kelly Brownell -- Fuel -- Bringing Ingenuity to Energy / Thomas Homer-Dixon -- At the Frontier of Energy / Gordon Laird -- Is Nuclear Energy the Answer? / Allison Macfarlane -- Boom, Bust, and Efficiency / L. Hunter Lovins and Wyatt King -- Reverse Engineering: Soft Energy Paths / Susan Holtz and David B. Brooks -- The Dawn of the Hydrogen Economy / Jeremy Rifkin -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index -- About the Contributors -- About the Editors.
Summary The 21st century appears to be dominated by two major global crises: the scarcity of food and the disappearance of fuel. Through shortages and soaring costs, both have had detrimental effects on the environment and both have undermined the global economy — most importantly, both will continue to do so unless immediate action is taken. This timely and provocative collection of essays explores how and why these problems have developed and what can be done to resolve them. Wide-ranging pieces by trenchant thinkers such as Thomas Homer-Dixon, Gordon Laird, Jeremy Rifkin, Ken Wiwa, Frances Moore Lappé, and Anna Lappé offer valuable strategies to combat global famine and fast-food fat, business models for safe and sustainable food production and power sources, descriptions of emerging technologies and sciences, a reexamination of nuclear power, and much more. Both remarkable for its depth of thought and eminently readable, Food and Fuel provides innovative, practical solutions for dealing with these urgent issues.
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other author Solomon, Evan.
Subject Agricultural innovations.
Famines -- Prevention.
Food supply.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780887848575 (electronic bk.)