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Farmageddon

Important new book launches on 30.01.14.

“Farmageddon – The true cost of cheap meat” by Philip Lymbery (Chief Executive, CIWF) and Isabel Oakeshott (Political Editor of The Sunday Times; Political Journalist of the Year 2012)

 

available for pre-order from Amazon and other good booksellers.

 

About Farmageddon………

 

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world.

 

* Our health is under threat: half of all antibiotics used worldwide (rising to 80 per cent in US) are routinely given to industrially farmed animals, contributing to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs

 

* Wildlife is being systematically destroyed: bees are now trucked across the States (and even airfreighted from Australia) to pollinate the fruit trees in the vast orchards of California, where a chemical assault has decimated the wild insect population

 

* Fresh fish are being hoovered from the oceans: fish that could feed local populations are being turned into fishmeal for farmed fish, chickens and pigs thousands of miles away.

 

seeĀ http://www.raw.info/farmageddon