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Brave New Victuals: An Enquiry into Modern Food Production - Elspeth Huxley

Chatto & Windus, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded, ½" closed tear to the head of lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a private book plate.

From the cover: “This is an inquiry into the new ‘intensive’ techniques for boosting agricultural productivity which are the object of so much public disquiet. It deals both with the use of chemicals on the land and with ‘factory farming’ — the rearing of animals indoors in huge numbers, closely confined, artificially lit, mechanically supplied with food, and treated with drugs and hormones to prevent disease and speed growth. What is the influence of the new methods on the quality of food and what are the effects on the human organism?”


Jacket designed by William Hewison. Foreword or introduction by Peter Scott. Size: 8" x 5½".
£8.50

This one has already found a new owner.