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Summary: "India is at the leading edge of agricultural technologies. However, the truth for Indian farmers is nothing like the shiny biotech promise. Modern industrial agriculture, with its reliance on pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, has destroyed topsoil. Water tables have dropped, biotech seeds are failing and farmer suicides are at an all-time high. There is a solution: Peter Proctor is New...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ONE

Toensmeier, Eric

Summary: The term 'carbon farming' is used to describe a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil. If widely implemented, these practices have the capacity to sequester hundreds of billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere in the coming decades. Combined with a massive global reduction in fossil fuel emissions, it can bring us back from the brink of disaster and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2016

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Despommier, Dickson D.

Summary: When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 DES

Allen, Will

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

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Michigan State University

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 MIC

Michigan State University

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 MIC

Guilbeault, Nina

Summary: A Harvard-trained sociologist (and vegan), exploring the history of the vegan movement and its present-day tensions, grapples with the most fundamental questions of all: Is there a truly ethical way to eat?, which results in an eye-opening portrait of how social change happens, with profound implications for our plates--and our planet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363.8 GUI

Robinshaw, Sue.

Summary: Practical guide to homesteading, rural living and backwoods survival as told through a fictional couple's experiences in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Features solar heating and food preparation, building earth sheltered housing, and organic gardening and food preparation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ManyTracks 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630.1 ROB

Kelley, Margot Anne

Summary: "Ever wonder if there's a better way to live, work, and eat? You're not alone. Here is the story of five back-to-the-land movements, from 1840 to present day, when large numbers of utopian-minded people in the United States took action to establish small-scale farming as an alternative to mainstream agriculture. Then and now, it's the story of people striving to live freely and fight injustice,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godine 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 334 KEL

Summary: The rise of leftist leaders in South America has surprised the international community-and has resulted in some equally surprising alliances. This Wide Angle documentary focuses on populist leader Evo Morales, who has taken up the fight of coca farmers against the Bolivian establishment. Traveling to the stunning highlands of Bolivia, the program examines Morales' efforts to expand the amount...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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