Worlds of Food PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Worlds of Food free pdf From farm to fork, the conventional food chain is under enormous pressure to respond to a whole series of new challenges - food scares in rich countries, food security concerns in poor countries, and a burgeoning problem of obesity in all countries. As more and more people demand to know where their food comes from, and how it is produced, issues of place, power, and provenance assume increasing significance for producers, consumers, and regulators, challenging the corporate forces that shape the 'placeless foodscape'. Far from being confined to niche products, questions about the origins of food are also surfacing in the conventional sector, where labelling has become a major political issue.Drawing on theories of multi-level governance, three leading scholars in the field explore the geo-politics of the food chain in different spatial arenas: the World Trade Organization, where free trade principles clash with fair trade concerns in the debate about agricultural reform- the European Union, where producers are under pressure from environmentalists for a more traceable and sustainable food system- and the US, where there is a striking contradiction between the rhetoric of free markets and the reality of a heavily subsidised farming sector. To understand the local impact of these global trends, the authors explore three different regional worlds of food: the traditional world of localised quality in Tuscany, the peripheral world of commodity production in Wales, and the frontier world of agri-business in California.

About Kevin Morgan

Jonathan Murdoch has taught at Cardiff University since 1995. His main research interests include actor network theory, agri-food studies and environmental policy and planning. His most recent book is entitled Post-Structuralist Geography: A Guide to Relational Space (Sage, 2005). He is also part of the research team on a EU-funded research project on animal welfare in the European Union.

Details Book

Author : Kevin Morgan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 24 April 2008
ISBN : 0199542287
EAN : 9780199542284
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Worlds of Food

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Agricultural Standards  :  The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System free pdfAgricultural Standards : The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System

    Food and agricultural standards have recently risen to the top of both national and international agendas. Popular concerns about the power of the World Trade Organization focus on the intertwined relationships between environmental protection..

  • Risk Assessment of Food Supply free pdfRisk Assessment of Food Supply

    In recent years. food prices have been volatile worldwide. The high and fluctuated food prices led riots in many low income countries. and extended the world poverty population. Both developed and developing nations are rushing to buy farm-land even outside the countries for their future food security..

  • Advances in Food Biotechnology free pdfAdvances in Food Biotechnology

    The application of biotechnology in the food sciences has led to an increase in food production and enhanced the quality and safety of food. Food biotechnology is a dynamic field and the continual progress and advances have not only dealt effectively with issues related to food security but also augmented the nutritional and health aspects of food..

  • The Food Safety Hazard Guidebook free pdfThe Food Safety Hazard Guidebook

    Food safety is important and consumers have a right to expect that those who supply the food that they buy have taken every care to manufacture products that will do them no harm. Those with a responsibility for the regulation of the global food industry recognise this principle and legislate accordingly and the business of managing and regulating the safety of the food supply chain has come a long way in the last 25 years or so..

  • Understanding the Codex Alimentarius free pdfUnderstanding the Codex Alimentarius

    The Codex Alimentarius. or the food code. has become the global reference point for consumers. food producers and processors. national food control agencies and the international food trade. This booklet was first published in 1999 to foster a wide understanding of the evolving food code and of the activities carried out by the Codex Alimentarius Commission - the joint FAO/WHO body responsible for compiling the standards..

  • Worlds of Food free pdfWorlds of Food

    It Book Download. From farm to fork, the conventional food chain is under enormous pressure to respond to a whole series of new challenges - food scares in rich countries, food security concerns in po