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Items in Agriculture that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Plant parasitic nematodes in sustainable agriculture of North America. Sergei A. Subbotin, John J. Chitambar, editors
    SB 998 N4 P53 2018eb

  • Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Sustainable Agriculture of North America. edited by Sergei A. Subbotin, John J. Chitambar

  • Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Tropical Agriculture / Anggoro Cahyo Sukartiko, Tri Rini Nuringtyas, Siti Nurleily Marliana, Alim Isnansetyo, editors
    S 604.37 P76 2018eb

  • Crop rotation : an approach to secure future food / Samiha Ouda, Abd El-Hafeez Zohry, Tahany Noreldin
    S 603 O93 2018eb

  • Sustainable agriculture reviews. Eric Lichtfouse, editor
    S 494.5 S86 S87 2018eb

  • Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas / Mark Kurlansky
    SF 250.5 K87 2018

    Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt ; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.

    According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself.

    Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But during the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement, and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurization.

    Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

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