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x, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Distinct practices of eating are at the heart of many of the world's faith traditions - from the Christian Eucharist to Muslim customs of fasting during Ramadan to the vegetarianism and asceticism practiced by some followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. What we eat, how we eat, and whom we eat with can express our core values and religious devotion more clearly than verbal piety. In this wide-ranging collection, eminent scholars, theologians, activists, and lay farmers illuminate how religious beliefs influence and are influenced by the values and practices of sustainable agriculture. Together, they analyze a multitude of agricultural practices for their contributions to healthy, ethical living and environmental justice. Throughout, the contributors address current critical issues, including global trade agreements, indigenous rights to land and seed, and the effects of postcolonialism on farming and industry. Covering indigenous, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives, this groundbreaking volume makes a significant contribution to the study of ethics and agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813167978 20161205
Science Library (Li and Ma)
94 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
147 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Triple crisis, triple opportunity
  • Politics of climate change
  • Sacred cow vs. sacred car
  • Food for people or for cars
  • Soil not oil
  • Unleashing shakti : our power to transform.
Green Library
145 p. ; 18 cm.
Green Library
513 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD SECURITY Globalization of Agriculture, Food Security and Sustainability - Vandana Shiva PART TWO: (A) THE IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN ASIA Structural Adjustment and Food Security in Pakistan - Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Sajid Kazmi and Zahid Ahmad An Aggregate Analysis The Impact of Globalization on Agriculture - Sarath Fernando Marginal Farmers and the Poor in Sri Lanka PART TWO: (B) THE IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN INDIA The Impact of SAP on Land Resources and Food Accessibility in Maharashtra - Sulabha Brahme The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Land and Water Resources of Gujarat - Darshini Mahadevia Foodgrain Stocks to Feed the Poor or Pay for Liberalized Imports? - Abhijit Sen Seeds of Suicide - Vandana Shiva and Afsar Jafri The Ecological and Human Costs of Globalization of Agriculture PART THREE: CORPORATIZATION OF AGRICULTURE The Corporate Reapers - A V Krebs US Agriculture Policy and the Uruguay Round - Kristin Dawkins Implications for Food Security and Global Democracy Floriculture and Food Security Issues - T N Prakash and Tejaswini PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION OF FOOD INSECURITY Food Security - Tim Lang Does It Conflict with Globalization? Globalization, Peasant Agriculture and Food Security in Mexico - Victor Suarez Carrera Neither Comparative Advantage nor Self-Sufficiency International Trade and Food Security in India - Amitava Mukherjee Industrial Fisheries and Acquaculture in India - John Kurien Factory Farming - Philip Lymbery The Global Mistake PART FIVE: CORPORATE MONOPOLIES ON LIFE Monopoly and Monoculture - Vandana Shiva and Tom Crompton Trends in the Indian Seed Industry Biodiversity and Biotechnology - Beth Burrows PART SIX: DEMOCRATIZING THE FOOD SYSTEM: FOOD RIGHTS AND FOOD RESPONSIBILITIES Associative Economics - Nicanor Perlas Responding to the Challenge of Elite Globalization From Global Dependence to Local Interdependence - Helena Norberg-Hodge Annam Bahu Kurvita - J K Bajaj and M D Srinivas The Indian Discipline of Growing and Sharing Food in Plenty.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761995432 20160528
Sustainable agriculture is based on the sustainable use of natural resources land, water and agricultural biodiversity, including that of plants and animals. The sustainable use of these, in turn, requires that their ownership and control lie with decentralised agricultural communities to generate livelihoods, provide food and conserve natural resources. These three dimensions of ecological security, livelihood security and food security are the essential elements of an agriculture policy which is sustainable and equitable. This book shows how the processes of globalization threaten to undermine all three dimensions, and calls for immediate action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761995432 20160528
Green Library
170 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface * Women, Ecology and Health: Rebuilding Connections * After the Forest: AIDS as Ecological Collapse in Thailand * Killing Legally with Toxic Waste: Women and the Environment in the United States * Environmental Degradation and Subversion of Health * Using Technology, Choosing Sex: The Campaign Against Sex Determination and the Question of Choice * Legal Rights... and Wrongs: Internationalising Bhopal * 'Green Earth, Women's Power, Human Liberation': Women in Peasant Movements in India * Filipino Peasant Women in Defence of Life * Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Its Ecological and Political Consequences * The Seed and the Earth: Biotechnology and the Colonisation of Regeneration * The Re-greening of the Planet * Ecological Economics * Notes on Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831904 20160528
It is 20 years since environmental issues were first put on the international agenda at the Stockholm Conference, and concern for planetary survival has shifted from desertification to acid rain to ozone depletion to biodiversity. The official responses to all the various crises, however, has largely been one of offering technological and managerial 'fixes, ' which often fail to address or solve the basic ecological issues. Genuine, viable improvements can only be implemented at ground level, by those most strongly affected by the problem. Because of their location 'on the fringes, ' and their traditional role in providing sustenance, it is women who are often able to offer ecological insights that are deeper and richer than the technocratic recipes of international experts, or the responses of men in their own societies. "Close to Home" emphasises that the environment is not some distant concern, but one that affects the health and well-being of communities on a daily basis. For women, 'the environment' is the place in which we live. The contributions in this book, edited by Vandana Shiva, show how women worldwide are taking action at grass-roots level, battling toxic wastes, low-level radiation and biotechnology in the struggle for truly sustainable community development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831904 20160528
Green Library
1 streaming video file (24 min.).
This is a report from the 2002 World Social Forum in Brazil, where 50,000 grassroots delegates from 131 countries discussed social and environmental problems facing the planet and how to solve them.


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