Rob Wallace, U.S based author of a new book 'Big Farms Make Big Flu,' published by Monthly Review Press, will give a talk about the book at New International Bookshop.
The book is a collection of dispatches, by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Rob Wallace has written which tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. With a precise and radical wit, Rob juxtaposes ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens with microbial time travel and neoliberal Ebola. Rob also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.
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The book will be available for sale and signage on the night, at a discounted price.