Food Globalization and Sustainability

Food  Globalization and Sustainability

Distance in time and space between food producers and consumers is increasing and new concerns are arising.

Author: Peter Oosterveer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781849712613

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.
Categories: Political Science

Food Security and Sustainability

Food Security and Sustainability

This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies.

Author: George Mergos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319407906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 623

This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies. A Millennium Development goal and important policy concern, food security is experiencing renewed interest due to globalisation, which has led to population affluence, changing consumption, and production and trade patterns. The authors discuss how globalisation brings a new dimension to the discussion on public policy on food security, and consider the extent to which Global Value Chains (GVCs) dominate trade, investment and international agricultural markets. Food Security and Sustainability therefore sheds new light on the nexus of food security and globalization, as well as its implications for investment and financing in the agro-food sector. The volume draws on papers presented at the inaugural Workshop of the Mediterranean Center for Food Security and Sustainable Growth (MED-SEC), an international network of academics focusing on issues of development, sustainability and food security.
Categories: Business & Economics

Trade Globalization and Sustainability Impact Assessment

Trade  Globalization and Sustainability Impact Assessment

National legislation on food quality gives indications of countries' preferences for
quality attributes expressed in terms of income. Several indicators show that
European preferences for food quality attributes are higher than in many
countries, ...

Author: Paul Ekins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136551116

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 636

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.
Categories: Law

Remaking the North American Food System

Remaking the North American Food System

With examples from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Quebec, this work offers a North American perspective attuned to trends toward globalization at the level of markets and governance and shows how globalization affects specific localities.

Author: C. Clare Hinrichs

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 370

View: 509

Examines the resurgence of interest in rebuilding the links between agricultural production and food consumption. With examples from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Quebec, this work offers a North American perspective attuned to trends toward globalization at the level of markets and governance and shows how globalization affects specific localities.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Food Practices in Transition

Food Practices in Transition

In the works of both authors, the key factor behind the transition from simple to
reflexive modernity is globalization. ... of sustainability and globalization on
everyday practices and on institutions involved in food consumption and
production?

Author: Gert Spaargaren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 867

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning Food and Sustainability

Learning  Food  and Sustainability

This edited volume explores the intersection of learning and food, both within and beyond the classroom, all within the context of sustainability.

Author: Jennifer Sumner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137539045

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 340

This edited volume explores the intersection of learning and food, both within and beyond the classroom, all within the context of sustainability. Taking a broad pedagogical approach to the question of food, it focuses on learning and change in a number of key sites including schools, homes, communities, and social movements, keeping in mind that we need to learn our way out of our current unsustainable food system and in to more sustainable alternatives.
Categories: Education

Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector

Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector

on Food Security: 'Nutrition security exists when all people at all times consume
food of sufficient quantity and quality in ... in the world's import/export activities,
resulting in globalization of food in the world, also known as food globalization.

Author: Rajeev Bhat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119072744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 257

Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector covers a wide range of agrofood-related concerns, including urban and rural agriculture and livelihoods, water-energy management, food and environmental policies, diet and human health. Significant and relevant research topics highlighting the most recent updates will be covered, with contributions from leading experts currently based in academia, government bodies and NGOs (see list of contributors below). Chapters will address the realities of sustainable agrofood, the issues and challenges at stake, and will propose and discuss novel approaches to these issues. This book will be the most up-to-date and complete work yet published on the topic, with new and hot topics covered as well as the core aspects and challenges of agrofood sustainability.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Introducing Globalization

Introducing Globalization

Table 10.2 Alter-globalization protection vs. global corporate agriculture (after
Hines10) Neoliberal global agriculture ... And the aim of moving beyond an
export–import approach to food security promises to build more sustainable,
bottom-up ...

Author: Matthew Sparke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118241110

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 763

Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization
Categories: Political Science

Governing Sustainable Seafood

Governing Sustainable Seafood

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.

Author: Simon R. Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 853

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Much like the examples explored by Andrée and Martin in chapter 6, the concept
of food sovereignty, with its emphasis on the empower- ment of the local,
sustainability, and self-reliance, has taken root in locales as geographically and ...

Author: Peter Andree

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442696877

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 550

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.
Categories: Political Science

Development Globalisation and Sustainability

Development  Globalisation and Sustainability

In agriculture , women account for 75 per cent of the labour force that produces
more than half of the food consumed in the region . This largely involves
subsistence farming , mixed with other forms of domestic work and the sale of any
surplus ...

Author: John Morgan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748758224

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 332

One of five new additions to the EPICS range published in 2001, dealing with more popular topics for the new specifications. EPICS brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest, allowing students to acquire an up-to-date and in-depth understanding of geographical issues. Each topic provides a wide range of detailed case studies and offers an intergrated approach to all aspects of geographical study.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology

Food Policy 37(2): 171–178. ... Kissinger, M. and Rees, W. E. (2010) An
interregional ecological approach for modeling sustainability in a globalizing
world – reviewing existing ... Waking the sleepwalkers – globalization and
sustainability.

Author: Joyce I. Boye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118504970

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 876

For several years, the food industry has been interested inidentifying components in foods which have health benefits to beused in the development of functional food and nutraceuticalproducts. Examples of these ingredients include fibre,phytosterols, peptides, proteins, isoflavones, saponins, phyticacid, probiotics, prebiotics and functional enzymes. Although muchprogress has been made in the identification, extraction andcharacterisation of these ingredients, there remains a need forready and near-market platform technologies for processing theseingredients into marketable value-added functional food andnutraceutical products. This book looks at how these ingredientscan be effectively incorporated into food systems for market, andprovides practical guidelines on how challenges in specific foodsectors (such as health claims and marketing) can be addressedduring processing. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive overview of current and emerging trends in theformulation and manufacture of nutraceutical and functional foodproducts. It highlights the distinctions between foods falling intothe nutraceutical and functional food categories. Topics includesustainable and environmentally–friendly approaches to theproduction of health foods, guidelines and regulations, and methodsfor assessing safety and quality of nutraceutical and functionalfood products. Specific applications of nutraceuticals in emulsionand salad dressing food products, beverages and soft drinks, bakedgoods, cereals and extruded products, fermented food products arecovered, as are novel food proteins and peptides, and methods forencapsulated nutraceutical ingredients and packaging. The impact ofprocessing on the bioactivity of nutraceutical ingredients,allergen management and the processing of allergen-free foods,health claims and nutraceutical food product commercialization arealso discussed. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive source of practical approaches that can be usedto innovate in the nutraceutical and health food sectors. Fullyup-to-date and relevant across various food sectors, the book willbenefit both academia and industry personnel working in the healthfood and food processing sectors.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Food Security Nutrition and Sustainability

Food Security  Nutrition and Sustainability

Books that have emerged over the last two decades have included: Globalization
and Agri-food Restructuring (Avebury, 1996), Australasian Food and Farming in a
Globalised Economy (Monash University, 1998), Restructuring Global and ...

Author: Geoffrey Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136545665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 406

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Globalization and Sustainable Economic Development

Globalization and Sustainable Economic Development

As crucial questions arise about the direction in which globalization is headed and the sustainability of economic growth and reform, the fundamental objective of this exciting work is to elucidate crucial insights about the next phase of ...

Author: Piya Mahtaney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137024992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 137

In a world in transition and an era of transformation, Mahtaney calls for reflection and an analysis of a wide canvas of global economic experience. Her new work initiates a thorough review of the strategies and policies that have been pursued over the past two decades. The economic meltdown compelled the beginning of the next phase of globalization and she contends that the future will see an increase in globalization. As crucial questions arise about the direction in which globalization is headed and the sustainability of economic growth and reform, the fundamental objective of this exciting work is to elucidate crucial insights about the next phase of development in the world economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems

This book has deliberated on the key issues of sustainable agriculture in the context of emerging technologies, policies and institutions by promoting efficiency, equity and better management of natural resources.

Author: P. G. Chengappa

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788189866297

Category: Sustainable agriculture

Page: 830

View: 961

Of late, farming community in India has been facing new challenges of food and nutrition security, human health and structural adjustment to comply with WTO stipulations on the one hand and sustainable environment on the other. The overuse of fertilizers and chemicals, and depleting water resources are essentially threatening the sustainability of Indian agriculture. The slow growth of agriculture sector mainly due to stagnation in productivity growth is a grave concern for policy-makers and development planners. The key challenge to India's agriculture in the 21st century in the wake of open global economy lies in designing, developing and managing agricultural systems that enable farmers to be efficient, equitable and sustainable in the bio-physical and socio-cultural environments. This book has deliberated on the key issues of sustainable agriculture in the context of emerging technologies, policies and institutions by promoting efficiency, equity and better management of natural resources. In the process, thoughts and experience of world-class leaders in agricultural education, research, extension, policy, agri-business and development in addressing the challenges confronting farmers have been documented
Categories: Sustainable agriculture

The Sustainability of Rural Systems

The Sustainability of Rural Systems

From Columbus to ConAgra. The Globalization of Agriculture and Food.
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, pp. 210-231. Furuseth, O.J. (1997) “
Sustainability issues in the industrialization of hog production in the United States
'. In Ilbery, B.

Author: I.R. Bowler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401734714

Category: Science

Page: 282

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This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.
Categories: Science

Environmental Change and Globalization Double Exposures

Environmental Change and Globalization  Double Exposures

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. New Delhi: India
Research Press. ____. 2002. Globalization of Agriculture, Food Security, and
Sustainability. In Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: The Impact of
Globalization, ...

Author: Robin Leichenko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199884261

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 105

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.
Categories: Science

Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture

Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture

This Handbook provides insights to the ways in which globalisation is affecting the whole agri-food system from farms to the consumer.

Author: Guy M. Robinson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857939838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 484

This Handbook provides insights to the ways in which globalisation is affecting the whole agri-food system from farms to the consumer. It covers themes including the physical basis of agriculture, the influence of trade policies, the nature of globalis
Categories: Business & Economics

Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Two basic related problems are particularly important in the context of
sustainable development: globalization and how ... A healthy environment is one
in which people have access to safe food and water, have adequate sanitation,
and are ...

Author: Vladimir F. Krapivin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540706625

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 941

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.
Categories: Science

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry 2nd Ed

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry 2nd Ed

Principles of Sustainable Operations Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan, Joseph S.
Chen. consumers buy foods that are grown or produced far away from the
consumption location. Food miles have become a synonym for this globalization
of the food ...

Author: Willy Legrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136298134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 112

Sustainability is one of the single most important global issues facing the world. A clear understanding of the issues surrounding climate change, global warming, air and water pollution, ozone depletion, deforestation, the loss of biodiversity and global poverty is essential for every future manager in the hospitality industry. Present and future hospitality executives need to know how sustainable management systems can be integrated into their businesses while maintaining and hopefully improving the bottom line. Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry, second edition, is the only book available to introduce the students to economic, environmental and social sustainable issues specifically facing the industry as well as exploring ideas, solutions, and strategies of how to manage operations in a sustainable way. Since the first edition of this book there have been many important developments in this field and this second edition has been updated in the following ways: updated content to reflect recent issues and trends including hotel energy solutions and green hotel design two new chapters on 'Sustainable Food' and 'Social Entrepreneurship and Social Value' updated international case studies throughout to explore key issues and show real life operational responses to sustainability within the hospitality industry. New case studies on growth hotel development markets, Asia and the Middle East new practical exercises throughout to apply your knowledge to real-life sustainability scenarios. This accessible and comprehensive account of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry is essential reading for all students and future managers.
Categories: Business & Economics