The ecological hoofprint the global burden of industrial livestock by tony weis the ecological hoofprint examines the industrialization of livestock production on a world scale which is the driving force behind the phenomenal and uneven increase in global meat consumption and the momentous but greatly underappreciated implications of this trajectory. Tony weis is associate professor in geography at the university of western ontario he is also the author of the ecological hoofprint the global burden of industrial livestock also from zed books as well as coeditor of a line in the tar sands struggles for environmental justice and critical perspectives on food sovereignty. When we think about the ecological effects of livestock agriculture many of us reflexively think about soil erosion water pollution or cutting down the rainforests tony weis in the ecological hoofprint shows that there is much more going on there is an entire social framework underpinning livestock agriculture. Tony weis the ecological hoofprint the global burden of industrial livestock zed books new york new york 2013 155 pp isbn 978 1 78032 096 0 lauren port 1. The ecological hoofprint the global burden of industrial livestock rightly argues tony weis is an industrial grain oilseed livestock complex driven by the demands of capitalism to seek new means of increasing returns which involves totally reorganizing nature 14 november 2013 200 pages product isbns paperback 9781780320960
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