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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Violations of Peru’s fishing quota laws are half-heartedly pursued, and the fishmeal-processing factories are giant quagmires of marine pollution.

Child labour in cocoa production Fair trade coffee Fast food criticism Food safety Genetically modified food controversies. Farmageddon brings fresh new material to vexed questions about how our food systems affect our health and our environment … Farmageddon ‘s central message is powerful: Buy the selected items together This item: It also does not claim that just because a farm is small or not intensified that it will treat the animals any better.

With fascinating insights on every page e. Here’s Lymbery doesn’t ask the world to go vegan what he asks is that the farm animals are raised and eventually slaughtered with care and compassion.

As an omnivore and someone who has raised and eaten her own chickens, Chewp don’t care if someone else is vegan, but I have no sympathy for those who oppose “violence against animals” cots violently imposing their own views on other humans. I’ll be voting with my cash. 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.

Farm animals gobble more than a third of the world’s supply of arable harvests and they waste most of farmxgeddon as faeces and heat. Reading Farmageddon revealed details that I wasn’t aware of, and covered other areas of the farming process not related to meat. Everyone should read this book It was interesting to hear about the authors travels and different, yet similar problems that are faced in other countries throughout Asia and Europe. Quite hard to pick back up once you have put down for a while.


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But unfortunately, the great majority of people living in post industrial Westernised societies ingest a daily diet that has little or nothing to do with such a caring approach. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Human health is recognised as being dependent upon soils, animals and plants being treated as afrmageddon living farmagedson whose optimum growth is achieved by using natural ingredients and through the adoption of a caring, loving attitude, that is the antithesis of the subhuman battle ground that epitomizes the twenty first century factory farm. In order to prevent Farmageddon the authors come up with suggestions for consumers, policy makers and farmers: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Write a customer trrue. Whatever space ‘saved’ by intensive farming is countered by the expansion of farmland to feed those animals which can’t feed themselves. The books discuss and draw connections between, for instance: Jul 25, Lesley Scott rated it it was amazing.

Meatfree Mondays is another fun idea for which there are numerous recipe suggestions online from independent sources, not CIWF. Farmageddon confronts this knowledge gap face on, Farmageddon came along at exactly the right time for me, when I was reassessing my diet and exercise habits with the goal of increasing my health and fitness levels.


Not wasting food by over-buying and avoiding over-eating meat products. Throughout their short seventy two week life span chickens can live eight to ten years they would never see daylight.

The businesses we buy our food from are our servants; they want to keep us happy. I watched Food, Inc and then wanted to explore the topic of agriculture and intensive farming further, so picked this up.

Mar 29, Melissa rated it really liked it. I can’t fault the quality of writing but I did feel the book was way too long and didn’t really deliver on the sub title the true cost of meat It’s full of data and anecdotes and very readable.

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery

Oct 13, Johanna rated it farmageddonn liked it Shelves: This book is, in my opinion, an absolute must read. These topics are no joke.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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. Add both to Cart Add both to List.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Farmageddon – the true cost of cheap meat. Enter the factory farm Farming Animal welfare Animals Agriculture reviews. Because the meat from animals reared in intensive farming not only produces suffering in animals but also jeopardizes our health, making us eating antibiotics, hormones and other chemicals with the meat. He offers concrete suggestions for alternate ways of producing and consuming meat, as well as steps readers can take right now both to improve their own health and enjoyment and to support sustainable, humane husbandry of food animals.

It also diverts what could be a highly valuable source of nutrition for people to industrially farmed animals. According to Lymbery veterinarians should not support systems that are “inherently bad for animal welfare”, which allegedly is the case in “mass production of broiler chickens, caged production of eggs, the large-scale permanent housing of dairy cows so-called mega dairies and highly intensive pig production where mothering pigs are kept in confinement where they can’t turn around for weeks at a time”.

We all need to think about the food we eat, where it comes from, how it affects others at the other side of the world, and as this book highlights, what we eat here does affect others and the planet itself. This will allow for the provision of all they require for their comfort and welfare. These changes would save resources by reducing the competition of humans and animals for food and land.

Showing of 23 reviews. As well as being a major welfare issue, it allows diseases to hitchhike their way to new places and populations. I think the price should then be similar overall and the nutritional content will be higher.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Inside were a million hens. That said, it’s a good book.