What's the alternative to factory farms?
Publisher: Climate & Capitalism
Date Written: 20/01/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23533
Mixed review of a collection of essays about industrial agriculture. Most of the papers point out the destructiveness of animal agriculture but neglect the wider issue of capitialism.
Joyce DSilva and Carol McKenna, editors
FARMING, FOOD AND NATURE
Respecting Animals, People and the Environment
Today, agriculture is dominated by industrial farming, which has a significant impact upon our planets ecological systems, biodiversity and its people. Yet despite the impact and centrality of farming to our society and the current environmental crisis, the subject is under-represented in discussions of sustainability.
So I was pleased to see Farming, Food and Nature, a book that brings together essays by contributors to a conference organised by Compassion in World Farming (CWF) and the WWF. Many of the contributors have long track records in campaigning about animal welfare, the environment, sustainable farming and the environment so I had high hopes for the book.