From Library Journal
Modern agriculture depends on pesticides, fertilizers, fossil fuels, and high rates of soil erosion to sustain it. In a charming series of short essays, Jackson, founder and director of the Land Institute, argues for a new approach. His solution is an agriculture that reduces the cost to the ecological fabric through emphasis on long-term sustainability rather than on short-run production. He effectively debunks many fallacies about agriculture and questions the narrow economic goals of agribusiness. More importantly, he describes a conceptual approach to development of practical alternatives to current agriculture. Recommended. James R. Karr, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"Jackson stands out among proponents of sustainable agriculture by asking tough philosophical questions that require complex ethical and practical answers." -- Bloomsbury Review
"With this book, Wes Jackson again shows himself to be one of the more original and important thinkers on matters relating to agriculture and preservation." --Earth First!