Originally published in 1999. The theme running through this collection of essays is that food quality and human health, the welfare of animals and the methods of farming, and the quality of the environment, go hand-in-hand. This theme continues along the lines that the present system is harmful to them all and to our ability to generate enough good food for the whole world. The contributors to the volume offer alternatives - for more humane and moderate methods of farming which produce enough nourishing food without damaging the environment it depends on.
Editor’s Note Geoff Tansey Introduction Joyce D’Silva Part 1: Conflicting Visions 1. The Absurdity of Modern Agriculture: From Chemical Fertilizers and Agropoisons to Biotechnology José A. Lutzenberger and Melissa Halloway 2. Intensive Farming and Biotechnology: Saving People and Wildlife in the 21st Century Dennis T. Avery Part 2: Whose Path To Follow? 3. American Agriculture’s Ethical Crossroads Michael W. Fox 4. Future Agriculture: Giant or Gentle? Christine Townend 5. Barons of the New Millennium John Vidal Part 3: Animal Welfare 6. Why I Do Not Eat Meat Chris Mullin 7. An Agenda for Reform: Farm Animal Welfare in the European Union Mark F. Watts 8. Campaigning for Change in the European Union Philip Lymbery 9. Farm Animal Welfare in Central and Eastern Europe Janice H. Cox 10. Factory Farming and the Meat Industry in India Maneka Gandhi Part 4: Human Well-Being 11. Feeding the World a Healthy Diet Geoffrey Cannon 12. Towards a Sustainable Food Policy Tim Lang Part 5: Farming Threats And Opportunities 13. Genetic Engineering and the Threat to Farm Animals Joyce D ’Silva 14. Genetic Engineering and Food Security Julie Sheppard 15. The Global Contribution of Organic Farming Patrick Holden 16. Beyond the Killing Fields: Working Towards A Vegetarian Future Marie Gold Part 6: Trade, Welfare And Values 17. Trade Rules, Animal Welfare and the European Union Peter Stevenson 18. Penalizing the Poor: GATT, WTO and the Developing World Vandana Shiva 19. Sustainable Agriculture’s Friend and Foe: the WTO Hugh Raven 20. Multilateral Investment: an Agreement Too Far Barry Coates 21. Human Values and World Trade Atherton Martin. Conclusion: Where do we go from here? Joyce D ’Silva