America's Two-Headed Pig
Arthur Dunham, a large animal veterinarian from Northeastern Iowa, has spent years poring over research papers and farm publications in attempts to remedy the underlying causes of unusual animal ailments. In 2008, his daughter Leah Dunham decided to turn her father’s research notes and observations into a book. In America’s Two-Headed Pig, she explains how her father’s diagnoses have been increasingly complicated by genetically modified, antibiotic resistant, and pesticide dependent agriculture systems. In each chapter, she explores how an animal illness has been affected by two-headed science — science that has been deformed and corrupted by vested interests. She also uses stories from her personal experiences on Iowa livestock farms to illustrate the numerous connections between these illnesses and misinformed farm policies. She argues that simple changes to farm policies and human consumption patterns could make huge differences to the future health of all creatures, great and small.
Softcover, 226 pages.