Chickenizing Farms and Food: How Industrial Meat Production Endangers Workers, Animals, and Consumers
The link between drug-resistant infections in hospitals and industrialized agriculture has recently been recognized as two of the uglier sides of globalization. While both are relatively new developments, we need to clearly and scientifically examine the topics in order to reach some kind of plan of action. That is the purpose of the book Chickenizing Farms and Foods: How Industrial Meat Production Endangers Workers, Animals, and Consumers–to both identify the problems caused by industrial agriculture and offer a way through them.
But there are some real challenges when it comes to reforming and reorganizing the current structure and to making food and the production of food safer for the people and animals involved. There are no easy outs with this one, and while the author offers reasonable suggestions, the solutions feel more suited to an ideal world, as they would be very, very difficult to implement and not entirely practical in the current environment. Still, much good can be found in these pages, and Ellen K. Sibergeld offers useful input regarding the most complicated question in globalization and food production today: what are we supposed to do about it?
Johns Hopkins University Press
Ellen K. Silbergeld