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The Elephant in the Cornfield: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change

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Midwest journalist Chris Clayton examines the conflict in rural America over climate change, farming and the increasing pressures on food production. Clayton's reporting highlights the critical nature of agriculture in the country's struggle over finding direction mitigating greenhouse gases and adapting to a more volatile climate. The Elephant in the Cornfield explains ...more
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published October 31st 2015
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Stephen
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: agroecology activists
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Diligent reporting on why "agriculture" in America is with a few exceptions so reluctant to move from "industrialized" to "regenerative." The former is heavily dependent on direct and indirect inputs of fossil fuels and careless of soil health; the latter puts a premium on soil health and wants to leave fossil fuels in the ground. Chris Clayton chronicles with interviews and his own research as an ag reporter a discouraging story of efforts at putting a price on fossil fuels to rapidly decrease ...more
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It can be a bit dry, which is why it took so long for me to finish reading it, but very important. Alas, politics!
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