Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were (Paperback)Philip Lymbery (author)
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The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us.
We are falsely led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and cultivating crops in vast, chemical-soaked prairies is a necessary evil, an efficient means of providing for an ever-expanding global population while leaving land free for wildlife.
Our planet's resources are reaching breaking point: awareness is slowly building that the wellbeing of society depends on a thriving natural world.
From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species one-by-one and looking in each case at the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight.
This is a passionate wake-up call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
'An honest, compelling and important account...' - Chris Packham
'Dead Zone is a vital book that makes a realistic and imperative argument for returning to the old ways of farming.' - Observer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
A must-read for everyone who loves the wondrous wild creatures with whom we share our precious planet -- Joanna Lumley OBE
Dead Zone is a very important book ... Conservationists, corporations and governments must find a way to end this devastation before it is too late -- Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition * Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Farmageddon *
A timely and important book -- Tony Juniper, environmentalist, author and Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit
Cheap, factory-farmed meat is killing us and killing the planet - in terms of its impact on our water, forest, soils and biodiversity. `Dead Zone' lays bare those ecocidal connections -- Jonathan Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future
Highly informed, utterly compelling... Lymbery's narrative threads are subtle and replete with powerful evidence... He does a superb job of equipping us with the hard facts. No author can do more -- Mark Cocker * New Statesman *
A slam dunk of factory farming * Irish Times *