“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 clearly ami
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.
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.
Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?
This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.
Que signifie l'épreuve du labyrinthe pour un rat ? Le fait de chercher à comprendre le point de vue des animaux pourrait inciter les chercheurs à modifier leurs pratiques.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They show the challenges but also the opportunities taken up by the players faced with these diseases.
Animal and plant production systems must propose new production models nowadays to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet. This educational and didactic methods guide can be used for a multi-criteria assessment of the sustainability of agriculture. How to choose the method and tools best suited to each situation? How and why to develop your own assessment method? How to consider agriculture in its different dimensions and scales? What are the pitfalls to be avoided?
This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
This issue summarises the knowledge acquired from all recent research into muscle and meat, including fish. It helps in understanding better the mechanisms determining the components of quality.