Food, Globalization and Sustainability

Author: Peter Oosterveer,David Allan Sonnenfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1849712611

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. New concerns are arising, including the environmental impact of food production and trade, animal welfare, the health and safety of food, and the social and economic impact of international food trade. This book provides an overview of the principal conceptual frameworks that have been developed for understanding these changes.
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Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food

Author: Peter Andree,Jeffrey Ayres,Michael Bosia,Marie-Josee Massicotte

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442696877

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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In recent years, food sovereignty has emerged as a way of contesting corporate control of agricultural markets in pursuit of a more democratic, decentralized food system. The concept unites individuals, communities, civil society organizations, and even states in opposition to globalizing food regimes. This collection examines expressions of food sovereignty ranging from the direct action tactics of La Vía Campesina in Brazil to the consumer activism of the Slow Food movement and the negotiating stances of states from the global South at WTO negotiations. With each case, the contributors explore how claiming food sovereignty allows individuals to challenge the power of global agribusiness and reject neoliberal market economics. With perspectives drawn from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Globalization and Food Sovereignty is the first comparative collection to focus on food sovereignty activism worldwide.
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Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Author: Robin Leichenko,Karen O'Brien

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884269

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the twenty-first century, namely climate change and globalization. In this book, Leichenko and O'Brien present a conceptual framework for analyzing the interactions between these two processes, and illustrate, through case studies, how these interactions create situations of "double exposure." Drawing upon prominent recent and current climate-related events -- Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, recurring droughts in India, and the melting of Arctic sea ice -- the case studies each demonstrate a different pathway of interaction between globalization and global environmental change. Through exploration of these pathways of double exposure, the book also shows how broader human security concerns including growing inequalities, growing vulnerabilities, and unsustainable rates of development are integrally connected to both processes of global change. The double exposure framework not only sheds light on the challenges raised by these two global processes, but also reveals possibilities for using the interactions to generate positive opportunities for action.
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Governing Sustainable Seafood

Author: Simon R. Bush,Peter Oosterveer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Taking a social science approach, this book explores the governance of sustainable seafood, which is fundamental to food and nutrition security as well as being an important source of income and employment in many regions. Due to the importance of protein and other fishery and aquaculture by-products, many wild fisheries are coming under pressure, and this increasing demand has created a strong driver to expand aquaculture. As a result, the social and environmental sustainability of these production systems have come into question. The authors of the book explore the governance of sustainable seafood, taking into account the rise of social movements through environmental non-governmental organisations, the nature and perceived limits of government regulation within and beyond the state, and the promise of market-based approaches to governance such as ecolabelling. The book focuses on how concern over sustainable seafood has been translated into different current forms of governance. It then assesses what alternative governance approaches are starting to emerge that combine movements, states and markets for sustainable seafood production and consumption, and their effects. The book concludes with a vision for the future through key principles for evaluating the collective impact of governing sustainable seafood. This timely volume will be key reading for researchers interested in fisheries and aquaculture governance, as well as coastal and marine policies and sustainable food movements more broadly. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policymakers engaged in creating fishery policies and sustainable fishery development.
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Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability

Author: Geoffrey Lawrence,Kristen Lyons,Tabatha Wallington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136545662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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As the threats of food insecurity loom ever larger, the world faces the sad irony of food shortages in the global South alongside a purported 'obesity epidemic' in the global North. The twin issues of food production and food access are of particular concern in the context of climate change, 'peak oil', biofuels, and land grabs by wealthy nations. Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability offers critical insights by international scholars, with chapters on global food security, supermarket power, new technologies, and sustainability. The book also assesses the contributions of diet and nutrition research in building socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems and provides policy recommendations to improve the health and environmental status of contemporary agri-food systems. The book features contributions from a range of social science perspectives, including sociology, anthropology, public health and geography, with case study material drawn from throughout the world.
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Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing

Author: Joyce I. Boye,Yves Arcand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461415861

Category: Science

Page: 681

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Examining the full cycle from farm to fork, this book reviews the current status of green processing in the agriculture and agri-food sector, and provides strategies for enhancing the use of environmentally-friendly technologies for production and processing.
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Trade, Globalization and Sustainability Impact Assessment

A Critical Look at Methods and Outcomes

Author: Paul Ekins,Tancrede Voituriez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136551115

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Trade liberalization, as promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), has become one of the dominant drivers and most controversial aspects of globalization. Trade sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) were introduced as a means of generating better understanding especially of the social and environmental impacts of trade liberalisation, and of making those impacts more consistent with sustainable development. This book takes a hard look at the experience of Trade SIAs to date, and the extent to which they have achieved their objectives and improved the outcomes of trade negotiations. It proposes several ways in which Trade SIAs could be made more effective, and illustrates these in respect of controversial sectors in which trade liberalisation has been implemented or proposed, including commodities, services and investment. Finally the book makes proposals beyond SIA through which some of the conflicts between trade liberalization and sustainable development could be more effectively addressed. Written by top researchers and experts on trade SIAs, this book is vital for researchers, academics, post-graduate students and policy makers working on any aspect of impact assessment, international trade or globalisation more generally. In addition, the book will provide a particularly useful background for those considering how the environment and trade interrelate at both global and regional levels, with some particular insights on climate change and trade policies.
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Food Practices in Transition

Changing Food Consumption, Retail and Production in the Age of Reflexive Modernity

Author: Gert Spaargaren,Peter Oosterveer,Anne Loeber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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This edited volume presents and reflects upon empirical evidence of ‘sustainability’-induced and -related transition in food practices. The material collected in the various chapters contributes to our understanding of the ways in which ideas and preferences, sociotechnological developments and changes in the governance of food interact and become visible in practices of consumption, retail and production.
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Globalization and agri-food restructuring

perspectives from the Australasia region

Author: David Burch,Roy E. Rickson,Geoffrey Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859723807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

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This collection draws on recent advances in the 'new political economy of agriculture' to analyze the role of the Australasia region in the 'globalization' of agriculture and in the processes of restructuring which have transformed national agri-food systems. The book brings together the work of researchers from Australia and New Zealand, who have analyzed the impact of agricultural transformation at the local, national, regional and the global level. Attention is paid to the insights provided by the analysis of three countries in particular, and the linkages established between them; Australia, where a significant export agri-food sector is increasingly coming under 'foreign' control; New Zealand, where a long period of restructuring has resulted in a profound social change; and Thailand, where a dynamic agri-food sector is providing new insights into the process of globalization and the impacts this is having on agriculture and rural society in the Third World.
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Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Environmental Agendas

Author: Vladimir F. Krapivin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540706623

Category: Science

Page: 304

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This interdisciplinary book parameterizes the global ecodynamic process. The discussion considers basic global problems of the Nature-Society-System (NSS) dynamics and reviews key problems of ensuring its sustainable development. The book includes an analysis of trends in changing ecological systems and estimates characteristics of current global ecodynamics. The authors propose a new approach to NSS numerical modelling and demonstrate the results of modelling the dynamics of this system's characteristics.
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