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Biting The Hands That Feed Us

Author : Baylen J. Linnekin
ISBN : 9781610916769
Genre : Political Science
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Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse. Baylen Linnekin argues that, too often, government rules handcuff America's most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable. Biting the Hands that Feed Us introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules. Some of these rules constrain the sale of "ugly” fruits and vegetables, relegating bushels of tasty but misshapen carrots and strawberries to food waste. Other rules have threatened to treat manure—the lifeblood of organic fertilization—as a toxin. Still other rules prevent sharing food with the homeless and others in need. There are even rules that prohibit people from growing fruits and vegetables in their own yards. Linnekin also explores what makes for a good food law—often, he explains, these emphasize good outcomes rather than rigid processes. But he urges readers to be wary of efforts to regulate our way to a greener food system, calling instead for empowerment of those working to feed us—and themselves—sustainably.
Category: Political Science

Blessing The Hands That Feed Us

Author : Vicki Robin
ISBN : 9780698151444
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 56.89 MB
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An exploration of our relationship with food and eating locally—from the bestselling author of Your Money or Your Life Taking the local food movement to heart, Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a ten-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. Robin’s challenge for a sustainable diet not only brings to light society’s unhealthy dependence on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body, her community, and her environment. Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally-sourced diet, this is a candid, humorous, and inspirational guide to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.
Category: Health & Fitness

Eating Air

Author : Pauline Melville
ISBN : 9781846591129
Genre : Fiction
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A dancer, a revolutionary, a banker and an Islamic terrorist are fatally linked in this cautionary tale for our times. Narrated by the irreverent, night-club pianist Baron S. and moving between the seventies and the present day, between London, Italy, Holland and Surinam, Eating Air marshals a brilliant cast of characters to tell an explosive story of greed, passion and dangerous ideals. A fiendishly clever novel ... Brilliantly funny and sharp.' Kate Saunders, Times Shocking and original ... One of the few novels about terrorism that may transcend their time.' New Statesman The language [is] pregnant with wit ... a virtuoso performance.' Stevie Davies, The Independent Compelling.' Lavinia Greenlaw, Financial Times [Has] a wild energy that demands attention.' Hermione Lee, Guardian
Category: Fiction

This Is Ethical Theory

Author : Jan Narveson
ISBN : 9780812696462
Genre : Philosophy
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Ethical questions lie at the very heart of all philosophy, and no one is better equipped to untangle the many facets of ethical theory than respected thinker and professor Jan Narveson. Drawing from theoretical notions as well as everyday applications, Narveson simplifies these nuanced ideas for any beginning ethicist. Discussing theoretical elements ranging from intuitionism to naturalism, emotivism to metaethics, Narveson’s approach to this complex topic is one that any reader will find accessible.
Category: Philosophy

Knowing The Truth About Creation

Author : Norman Geisler
ISBN : 9781592441235
Genre : Religion
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Are human beings a mere product of the cosmos with no future in eternity? Or are we infinitely more valuable than any other creatures on earth? Can we put a price tag on human life? How should we treat marginal members of society: those whiling away empty days in nursing homes, the terminally ill, the unborn child? Norman Geisler believes that many of us have become confused about these vital issues. In 'Knowing the Truth about Creation', he delves into the biblical, philosophical, and scientific case for the Christian view of creation. The result is a fascinating look at creation and the Creator.
Category: Religion

The Brigade

Author : H.A. Covington
ISBN : 9781465324986
Genre : Fiction
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The poet William Butler Yeats wrote Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. America in the early decades of the 21st century has become a living hell. There is massive unemployment, uncontrolled immigration, along with overseas war and occupation without end of any land with crude petroleum. Total corruption in a politically correct police state, the legalized murder of the elderly, and the loss of the social safety net have created intolerable desolation and made life for everyday people a nightmare. Finally, Americans can take no more, and in the Pacific Northwest they revolt. Led by embittered Iraq veterans, ex-convicts, teenagers, and blue-collar family men and women driven to desperation, in Portland and along Oregons northern coast, they join The Brigade.
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What S My Motivation

Author : Michael Simkins
ISBN : 9781446446195
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a boy, Michael Simkins always wanted to be someone. While his friends were out getting laid and stoned, he was tucked up at home dreaming of his name in lights, of holding an audience rapt, of perhaps becoming a TV heart-throb, or having someone, anyone, ask for his autograph in the supermarket. This is the true story of an obsessive pursuit of acting fame. It is a life marked by occasional hard-fought successes and routine helpings of ritual humiliation: scout hut Gilbert and Sullivan, dodgy rock operas, sewage farm theatre workshop, Christmas panto hell, straight-to-video film flops, leading roles in Crimewatch reconstructions and dressing up as a chicken to advertise TV dinners. It is a hilarious tale of turgid theatre, tights, trusses and tonsil tennis with Timothy Spall.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

From Ridgetops To Riverbottoms

Author : Sam Venable
ISBN : 0870498843
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 74.97 MB
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A collection of previously printed light reading (most of the stories appeared first in The Knoxville News-Sentinel or in Waterfowler's World magazine) by journalist Venable, who has been writing about fishing and hunting in Tennessee for 25 years. Its many brief stories detail outdoor lore from the perils of quailing to the benefits of bats, and profile various characters Venable has met over the years. In all, the pieces make up a big love letter to the wild places in his native state. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Sports & Recreation