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Sick planet : corporate food and medicine / Stan Cox.

Title
Sick planet : corporate food and medicine / Stan Cox.
Author
Cox, Stan
Publication
London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, 2008.

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Description
xii, 219 p.; 22 cm.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references, "Suggested Reading" list (p. 209-212), and index.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Health care's malignant growth -- "If they build it, we'll fill it" -- An unhealthy industry -- Growing pains -- Those bad apples -- Green health care? -- The model wealth creator -- 2. Feeling OK? Are you sure? -- Disease mongering -- Direct-to-patient, direct-to-doctor -- 3. Side effects may be severe -- Colorful India -- Side effects -- Cracking down? -- 4. Swallowing the Earth whole -- Caution : this diet is not for everyone -- Appearances and reality -- All the fish in the sea -- A self-fattening industry -- 5. "Agroterrorists" can take a vacation -- The industrialized farm economy -- Hazards of food production -- Who wants to take away our freedom? -- 6. Hunger for natural gas -- Nitrogen, human existence, and economic logic -- Gas : so good it's bad -- Coal : a lousy plan B -- Full Jacuzzis, empty stomachs -- Nitrogen : too little, too much -- Needs and wants -- 7. Down-to-a-trickle economics -- Dimming, global and local -- Dark horizon -- The 66,000-lb gorilla in the living room -- 8. Supernatural food -- Goliath junior vs. Goliath senior -- Shop where you work? -- Industrial-strength organic -- Other routes -- A gaping hole -- 9. The world is your kitchen -- Some of the planet's toughest little molecules -- Turning up the heat on Teflon -- Chemical stewardship -- Paths of least resistance -- The chemical amnesty program -- 10. Political impossibility vs. biological impossibility -- Three big books -- Efficiency -- The European mirage -- Different kinds of impossibility -- Notes -- Suggested reading -- Index.
ISBN
  • 9780745327419 (hdb,)
  • 0745327419
  • 9780745327402 (pbk.)
  • 0745327400 (pbk.)
LCCN
^^2008273750
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library