The True Cost of Cheap Meat. By: Philip Lymbery Media of Farmageddon food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. PDF | On Oct 6, , Rita Hansen Sterne and others published Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat. Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat is a non-fiction book by Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott. It surveys the effects of industrial livestock.
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Oct 25, Lyn rated it it was amazing. That’s the attitude of a lot of people, and I suppose it’s better than the “Who gives a fuck? Reading a single section then putting Farmageddon aside for a while before returning to it I think is a better approach.
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Like so many of the people I have met in the factory-farming business, he struck me as just another enterprising but ultimately misguided individual trying to make money from a bad system. Escaped specimens breed with their wild brethren, producing future generations that are cozt to the wild environment. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects and a barren land for birds. The books discuss and draw connections between, for instance: Jul 12, Steven Pilling rated it liked it.
Jul 25, Lesley Scott rated it it was amazing. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of tge food wherever we live i Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry.
I met Philip on a number of occasions during the ‘s and recall his quietly profound concerns about the state of our toxic food chain with its heavy reliance upon animals given next to no chance to express their normal psychological needs and fundamental freedoms. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. It’s well written and full of real-life stories and experiences which mmeat it a fun read.
This book lays down the consequences of over production covering the environmental cost of an industry motivated by greed and driven by ignorance and cruelty.
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery
A visit is paid to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, US where he finds the marine ecosystem impacted by waste from the poultry industry. To ask other readers questions about Farmageddonplease sign up. At least they are trying to do the right thing.
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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review
Waste is a big problem in the USA and elsewhere. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
This hopeful, can-do approach is a welcome change from all the “meat is murder” negativity and absolutist rhetoric one so often finds in books on this topic. Thank goodness for Woolies. When managed off pasture, rarely are lot fed beef cattle provided with facilities to lie down undisturbed.
Apr 17, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lymbery is a pragmatic thr. The tragedy is that while intensive farms provide ideal conditions for the emergence of new aggressive disease strains, wild birds can then become infected too.
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Nevertheless an utterly compulsive and should be compulsory read. Inside were a million hens. I did like hearing about some of the activism the author was a part of in order to enact changes for animals in England and in the EU.
If you care at all about what the food you eat could be doing to you or your family, this is a must-read. Following Lymbery’s prescriptions will not only help animals and the planet, it will also make you healthier and even, perhaps, wealthier.
As an omnivore and someone who trus raised and eaten her own chickens, I don’t care if someone else is vegan, but I have no sympathy for those who oppose “violence against animals” by violently imposing their own views on other humans. Preview — Farmageddon by Philip Lymbery. Do you want to know about pig excrement and the enormous amount of it in poisonous lagoons all over the world? Muir rated it it was amazing Shelves: