Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. 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.
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Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. 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.
Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.
Read more Read less. Frequently bought together. Add both to Cart. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Eating Animals. Next page. An engaging read - and it also gives a full enough picture of the situation in the UK to preclude any smugness on the part of the British reader. But far more concerning is Lymbery's contention that the wastefulness of feeding human-edible plants and fish to animals is not just absurd but catastrophic.
Philip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organization, Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is a very informative and readable book and provides an excellent insight into modern day intensive livestock production systems. The changes in the intensive farming of poultry for meat as well as eggs and of pigs particularly pregnant and lactating sows has led to drastic reductions in their welfare and that would not be disputed by any compassionate livestock producer.
One could also agree with the authors regarding the reduced welfare of intensively, but poorly managed, lot fed beef cattle and dairy cows. However the management of milking cows can be such that their welfare is hardly compromised. Granted beef and dairy cattle, being ruminants have been traditionally provided with access to pastures thus adequate space to move around in and to harvest their own forages. When managed off pasture, rarely are lot fed beef cattle provided with facilities to lie down undisturbed.
However, dairy cattle, both milking cows and young stock, can each be provided with a separate resting place with clean, soft bedding such that they can lie down for as long as they would when provided with free access to pasture. This will allow for the provision of all they require for their comfort and welfare.
The provision of additional overnight space in the form of an outside sand or dirt yard will also allow them to display when they are on heat, this allowing them to be successfully inseminated as the now normal management of dairy cows, rather than be serviced by a bull. This book does a wonderful job of describing farming methods over the entire globe as well as global methods of raising food for human consumption.
This includes cattle, chickens and pigs. It is sure to make a vegetarian out of you. The statistics and brutality is incmprehensible and sobering. Definitely a must read. Philip Lymbery is an expert on our food system, especially how that system is broken and in desperate need of repair. As someone who spends a lot of time myself studying how we produce food, I learned a lot from Lymbery's book and found it very worthwhile.
It's an important contribution to the literature and should be required reading for anyone interested in reforming our agricultural systems. Critically, Lymbery takes aim at the environmental devastation wrought by animal agribusiness, recommending both ways to reduce the harm this industry causes as well as ways we can all simply eat fewer animals, and of course more plants. Farmageddon is a sobering, yet hopeful book, and I highly recommend it.
Incredibly relatable human stories of what our demand for cheap food is doing to the planet. Bought one for myself and then another as a gift! Everyone should read this book Waste is a big problem in the USA and elsewhere. Portion sizes are way to big in the USA, it is no wonder we have so many hugely obese people! Food and its production needs to be respected more, especially the animals that die so we can eat meat We all need to eat less We and the planet would be a healthier place if that philosophy were to be implemented!
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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review
It surveys the effects of industrial livestock production and industrial fish farming around the world. The book is the result of Lymbery's investigations for which he travelled the world over three years. The book was published by Bloomsbury. The thesis examined in the book is that globalised production chains of industrialised agricultural systems negatively affect farmed animals, human health, the countryside, rivers and oceans, biodiversity in rainforests and many of the world's poorest people. The authors seek to shed light on the conditions in intensive agriculture which, according to them, often differ from the image that the industry wants to sell to the public. Intensification in animal farming goes along with a growing demand of cropland to grow animal feed — factory farming is thus not a means to save space.
E very January in Berlin, thousands march against the agro-industry under the banner " Wir haben es satt! Given my suspicion of ill-informed technophobia, it was salient to read Philip Lymbery's Farmageddon. This catalogue of devastation will convince anyone who doubts that industrial farming is causing ecological meltdown. With every meal we eat, we choose whether or not to contribute to these problems. The businesses we buy our food from are our servants; they want to keep us happy.