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Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine Paperback – May 20, 2008
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'Stan Cox guides us through the chicanery and lies on which modern agricultural and pharmaceutical capitalism depend, and gives us not only a stunning indictment of our modern food and drug system, but the analytical vision to move beyond it' -- Raj Patel, author, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System 'Cox's discussion might alarm even experts in disaster, providing worthy reminders that the ecological plagues currently making headlines are just the tip of the (melting) iceberg' -- The Texas Observer 'This important book brings home the systemic connections between agriculture, pharmaceutical drugs and health. Cox does not propose any easy solutions but his diagnosis is compelling and well worth reflecting on' -- The Scientific and Medical Network 'A radical treatment proposal, the diagnosis is sobering' -- The Guardian 'A short, readable activists crib which ranges fluently across the environmental costs of bloated corporate health care, to the problem of industrial agriculture and 'better living' through chemistry' -- Sam Urquhart, Guerrilla News Network 'Cox's revelatory book skilfully charts the intersections between the medical industry and the chemical agriculture industry. There are villains aplenty' -- Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch 'Stan Cox, scientifically accomplished and politically astute, casts a sharp eye on the deadly affliction that threatens our planet, and identifies the penetration of capital into all aspects of life as the pathogen' -- Joel Kovel, author of The Enemy of Nature
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Stan Cox is a senior scientist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture from 1984 to 1996 and has a Ph.D. in plant genetics.
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Most of our higher learning has been hijacked by Eugenicists who now call themselves Environmentalist. Sadly, this book is another part of our mis- educated academic 'elite', who are now devoting much wasted energy into saving the world by planned parenthood, abortion, Genetically modified and altered food (GMO's), and unfortunately the only way to solve it is by letting people die (with poor health care, birth control, and EUGENICS).
It is sorry to see that Stan has been institutionalized in a prestigious line of compulsory mis-education that has been plaguing K-12-Phd programs. I wonder what kind of Franken Foods he created while he was a graduate student-I hope whatever happens with the garbage his Pro-Monsanto based crops create they don't destroy our heirloom (non GMO, natural) crops after cross pollinating. Don't buy this book, stay away from this machine.