The Global Food Economy The Battle for the Future of Farming by Tony Weiss

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Published by Zed Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Agriculture & related industries,
  • Agricultural Economics,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture,
  • Political Science / Globalization,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Globalization,
  • Agriculture,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Food Supply,
  • Food industry and trade

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9687263M
ISBN 101842777947
ISBN 109781842777947

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