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Food FightsHow History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates$
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Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469652894

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001

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The Americanness of Industrial Agriculture

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Food Fights

Peter A. Coclanis

University of North Carolina Press

American agriculture has been the backbone of American industry since the eighteenth century, and American agriculture has long embraced industrial practices. Peter Coclanis argues that we should acknowledge the successes of industrial agriculture and the inability of current alternatives to feed a growing population in the United States and around the world.

Keywords:   Big Ag, Industrial agriculture, Local, organic, and slow, GMOs, Organic food

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