By: Carl Boggs
Forward by Peter McLaren
With the world facing an unparalleled global ecological crisis, Facing Catastrophe shines a searchlight on a crucial, but often ignored, part of the oncoming disaster – the vast food sector, dominated by agribusiness, meat and dairy producers, and a McDonaldized fast-food complex.
Capitalism – with its growth-driven, profit-oriented, nature-destroying logic – is incompatible with an ecologically sustainable society. This is particularly evident in the food sector, where, as societies become more economically developed, they make large-scale shifts toward meat and dairy consumption, dramatically increasing their carbon footprint.
Facing Catastrophe offers a powerful analysis of the problem of capitalist agriculture and the power structures that sustain it, revealing, on the one hand, a crisis more severe than even most environmentalists seem prepared to recognize, and on the other, a path forward to an ecological radicalism bold enough to move the planet off the path toward catastrophe.