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Et si on mangeait local ?

And if we were to eat locally?

What are short food supply chains going to change in my everyday life


P. Philipon, Y. Chiffoleau, F. Wallet, N. Hulot

Edition 2017

For the past fifteen years or so, the “short supply chains” in marketing food products are reappearing extensively in France. Helped by food crises, today's consumers want to know where their food comes from and how it has been produced. The book answers clearly practical questions raised - where can I find these products? Are they more expensive, do they taste better? What is the difference between an AMAP (association supporting small farming) and a farm shop? What is the environmental impact? Eat locally: ultimately, is this or is this not a “good idea”?

 

Consult Nicolas Hulot's foreword


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Encore carnivores demain ?

You’re still carnivorous?

When eating animals raises everyday questions


J. Porcher, O. Néron de Surgy , P. Légasse

Edition 2017

Entre interdire des pratiques telles que la vivisection, la corrida, la chasse ou l’abattage et nous priver de bons rôtis, pour beaucoup il y a un fossé ! Pour d’autres, il faut bannir toute utilisation d’animaux, même pour se nourrir…

Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, ce livre expose les problèmes et les bienfaits dont la domestication est la source, permet d’y voir clair dans la cacophonie des discours sur « l’élevage » et esquisse des scénarios de changement dans notre alimentation et dans nos relations avec les animaux pour les prochaines décennies. 


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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

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.


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Les animaux utiles au jardin

Useful garden critters

A guide to biocontrol


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

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)


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Insectes et acariens des cultures maraîchères en milieu tropical humide

Insects and spidermites affecting vegetable crops in tropical humid regions

Identification, bio-ecology and agro-ecological management


P. Ryckewaert, B. Rhino

Edition 2017

Insects and spidermites do significant damage to vegetable crops in all tropical regions around the world. Today, agro-ecological crop protection methods such as biological control are recommended. This work, a veritable handbook, features 22 references describing the major groups of arthropods: pests and natural enemies (predators and parasitoids). The bio-ecology of these groups and the means at our disposal to control pests are detailed along with many photographs.


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Protection agro-ecologique des cultures

Agro-Ecological Crop Protection


J. Deguine, J. Aubertot, C. Gloanec, P. Laurent, A. Ratnadass

Edition 2016

Based on a presentation of agro-ecology principles and how they are applied to crop protection, this book analyses several full-scale participative experiments in a variety of contexts. It draws concrete recommendations from them for all temperate and tropical cropping systems, genuine keys in this sought-after agro-ecological transition.


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Résidus de pesticides dans les céréales alimentaires

Pesticide Residues On Food Grain

Origin, What Becomes Of Them And Rational Management


F. Fleurat-Lessard

Edition 2015

The book presents the different approaches to preserving the quality of grain stored in silos and legally authorised plant protection products. It explains what becomes of pesticides throughout the different stages of grain processing and proposes strategies for the integrated protection of grain stocks minimising the use of chemicals.


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Manger ecologique

Manger écologique ?

Comprendre vite et mieux


V. Tardieu

Edition 2015

"Nourrir l'humanité sans détruire la planète : trop "bio" pour être vrai ?" Pour répondre à cette question, cet ouvrage fait le tour des multiples façons de produire de la nourriture… et de la consommer. Il présente les limites du modèle agricole industriel actuel. Il analyse sans parti-pris les forces et les faiblesses de l’agriculture biologique et des autres types d’agricultures écologiques. Il montre enfin que « manger écologique » implique de manger autrement (moins de gaspillage, des circuits d’approvisionnement plus courts, etc.).


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At Nature's Banquet

At Nature's Banquet

Food, Agriculture and Politics


J. Garnotel

Edition 2014

The food act - as a total social fact - makes a deep-seated impression on the economy and societies. In the era of the global village, this book urges the reader to scrutinise the global food system promoted by the food-processing multinationals as well as the alternative models aiming to renew the ways of producing, trading and eating. It analyses the undercurrents of food consumption from its cultural, nutritional and economic viewpoints. It defines the major traits of world agriculture and food-processing trading and retraces the trajectory of French agriculture. Public policies, strategically important as they support agricultural production and boost food security, are also examined with a fine tooth comb. Lastly, the author questions our ability to feed nine billion human beings in 2050.


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Organic Farming Dynamics

Organic Farming Dynamics

Effects of Context and Appropriations


A. Cardona, F. Chrétien, B. Leroux, F. Ripoll, D. Thivet

Edition 2014
Anchored in different social science disciplines (anthropology, sociology, geography, education sciences), this work analyses the numerous forms of alternative agriculture to the so-called conventional model. Split into three sections (construction dynamics of currents and organisations, farmer trajectories and relations woven with non-farmers), it studies the influence factors that explain the practices observed and questions not only the complex relationship maintained by these alternatives with "their" configurations but also the methodological dimensions specific to the disciplinary approaches.

 


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