Ce livre, accessible au très grand public, nous permet de mieux connaître le froid dans nos usages quotidiens et notre environnement : procédés scientifiques pour faire du froid artificiel, chaîne du froid depuis le producteur du produit jusqu’au consommateur final. Il dispense également de précieux conseils pratiques pour préserver dans nos réfrigérateurs les qualités organoleptiques des aliments.
“No more animal killing!” This plea was voiced by Pythagoras twenty-five centuries ago. There’s a world of difference, however, between prohibiting practices such as vivisection, bullfights, hunting and ritual slaughter and depriving ourselves of a good roast! Others prefer a total ban on the use of animals, even for food; this is the case of vegans whose number are on the rise.
Humans have always eaten animals, so why is there an increasing number of vegans? Apparently, to make us less violent, prevent cancer and save the planet. There is no denying that factory farms generate a great amount of pollution and suffering. But one should not forget that real livestock farming entails a relationship based on work and affection and its elimination would have serious social and environmental consequences.
With the help of a score of experts, this book explains the problems and benefits of using domestic animals. It enables us to see things clearl
Cet ouvrage décrit les cadres conceptuels existants pour une démarche d’analyse des politiques alimentaires urbaines, au croisement des concepts de système alimentaire et de ville durable. Il constitue une base de travail pour identifier des questions de recherche, en relation avec les initiatives des gouvernements locaux urbains, au Nord et au Sud.
Within the span of two centuries, rivers of European cities have gone from serving as the dump site for all urban waste to being a vibrant natural environment integrated into the city. This book analyses this transformation by assessing water quality, human pressure on water courses and the effectiveness of measures taken to remedy the situation. It takes an interdisciplinary look from the perspective of the environment, technology and society to shed light on the relationship that four European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Milan and Paris) have with their rivers and their transformations since the 19th century.
A richly illustrated book giving a complete overview of viticulture and wine: growing conditions of vines, wine components and microbiology, winemaking methods, processing and bottling of wine, the wine production sector in France, wine tasting and sensory analysis and other vine products. Special attention is paid to high-end products (Champagne, Cognac), wine and cooking, wine-producing countries, wine consumption around the world and in France and the health benefits of wine.
What resources underpin local development? What does local management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does local organisation offer for agricultural production, sector regulation and services? How are local public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools are used for local development?
This book presents a whole range of studies illustrating how stakeholders, levels and areas of intervention and mechanisms interact in the development of rural areas in Southern countries.
This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.
It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.
Intended for the general public, this guide provides an update on the various aspects of biological control considered from the specific viewpoint of the amateur gardener. Its aim is to give gardeners a great many practical tips to get the most out of their gardens. At the end of the book, readers will find a table listing problems and solutions, addresses (of suppliers of beneficial organisms, nesting boxes and shelters) and an index of the animals and plants mentioned.
Année de première publication : 2012 (La lutte biologique au jardin)
This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.
This book analyses the impact that agricultural practices have on the productive, economic, environmental and social performance of metropolitan agriculture in France. It addresses a variety of topics such as tilling techniques, fertilisation, plant protection and animal health, plant and animal breeding, animal husbandry and the selection of agricultural equipment; an up-close look at over 200 agricultural practices divided into 15 categories.