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Food, Farming and Sustainability

2nd Edition

Readings in Agricultural Law

Susan A. Schneider
eISBN-13: 9781531001629

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Food, Farming, and Sustainability provides a survey of the unique network of laws that apply to agriculture, framed in the context of societys need for a sustainable, resilient food supply. Traditionally, agriculture has been favored in the law with exemptions, exceptions, and special rules that reflect the unique character of agricultural production. This book examines this special treatment, exploring its origin and its impact.

The new edition provides updates to each of the prior chapters, incorporates new census data on agriculture in the U.S., explores the 2014 Farm Bill, and examines new developments in agricultural biotechnology law. It is an expanded edition that includes a new chapter on food safety and agricultural production and incorporates new readings on climate change and agriculture. The book continues its theme of providing a mix of readings in law and policy, using current events to highlight the challenges facing society in balancing social, political, economic, and environmental concerns. From its initial discussion of agricultural exceptionalism and industrial scale production to its concluding remarks on the future of our food system, this book is certain to provoke thoughtful discussion.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 1531001629, 1611636396, 9781611636390, 9781531001629
Publish Year 2016
Language English
Number of Pages 776
Edition 2nd