Cows, Land, and Labor: Local Farming in a Globalized World Conference
"The predominance of cows in the New England agricultural economy and their impact on the land and human capital makes it an ideal subject for our conference. Vermont, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, and Western Massachusetts have long histories of dairy production, with organic and conventional milk production strongly shaping the economy of our immediate surroundings. Farmers interested in carbon sequestration have also been active in New England in an effort to return vital nutrients to a once-rich landscape that still has potential. In general, cows and bovine-related industry have been a proving ground for new technologies, labor agreements, and products that have shaped attitudes about social and environmental justice. We will explore the unique identity of this region and its vibrant farming community to think collectively about the consequences of livestock agriculture in the Northeast United States."
Free and open to the public. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books by the presenters for purchase.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty; Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; Environmental Studies and Science, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, Pace University; Food Solutions New England; Leslie Family
The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes “American” in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from “the line in the sand” that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between “our” food and “their” food.$29.95ISBN: 9780520295735Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)Published: University of California Press - April 16th, 2019In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States.$22.95ISBN: 9781579654252Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)Published: Artisan - May 2nd, 2011
Selection of the Crafters’ Choice Book ClubBeautiful natural dyes from plants found in the wild or grown in your own backyard.
$26.00ISBN: 9780814719381Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)Published: New York University Press - February 2002
For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer activists, to government nutritionists, to the American Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache ads. The image of milk as wholesome and body-building has a long history, but is it accurate?$32.95ISBN: 9780820341767Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)Published: University of Georgia Press - April 2012
At the outset of World War II, California agriculture seemed to be on the cusp of change. Many Californians, reacting to the ravages of the Great Depression, called for a radical reorientation of the highly exploitative labor relations that had allowed the state to become such a productive farming frontier.$19.95ISBN: 9781603585361Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 31st, 2014
For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.
But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new book, Defending Beef.