The Politics of Food

The Politics of Food

Author: Geoffrey Cannon

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins

ISBN: CORNELL:31924058943790

Category: Beverage industry

Page: 372

View: 663

Categories: Beverage industry

The Politics of Food

The Politics of Food

A description of the current global food system, this book challenges our ethical responsibility to the global poor and implicates us all for failing to curb global hunger and malnutrition.

Author: William D. Schanbacher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313363283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 430

A description of the current global food system, this book challenges our ethical responsibility to the global poor and implicates us all for failing to curb global hunger and malnutrition. * Includes citations and references to primary source documents of the United Nations, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization * Offers an index of key terms and themes, such as food security, food sovereignty, and human rights
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Food

The Politics of Food

'The Politics of Food' raises provocative questions about how we relate to food in the 21st century. Through ethnographic case studies it reveals how food has come to serve a key role in political resistance and nation-building.

Author: Marianne E. Lien

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859738532

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 703

'The Politics of Food' raises provocative questions about how we relate to food in the 21st century. Through ethnographic case studies it reveals how food has come to serve a key role in political resistance and nation-building.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Food Sovereignty

The Politics of Food Sovereignty

This comprehensive volume examines what food sovereignty might mean, how it might be variously construed, and what policies it implies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Globalizations.

Author: Annie Shattuck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351849272

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 515

Food sovereignty has been a fundamentally contested concept in global agrarian discourse over the last two decades, as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework. It has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, scholars and public intellectuals, farmers and peasant movements, NGOs, and human rights activists in the global North and South. The term ‘food sovereignty’ has become a challenging subject for social science research, and has been interpreted and reinterpreted in a variety of ways. It is broadly defined as the right of peoples to democratically control or determine the shape of their food system, and to produce sufficient and healthy food in culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable ways in and near their territory. However, various theoretical issues remain: sovereignty at what scale and for whom? How are sovereignties contested? What is the relationship between food sovereignty and human rights frameworks? What might food sovereignty mean extended to a broader set of social relations in urban contexts? How do the principles of food sovereignty interact with local histories and contexts? This comprehensive volume examines what food sovereignty might mean, how it might be variously construed, and what policies it implies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Globalizations.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Food in Mexico

The Politics of Food in Mexico

In this context, Fox (political science, MIT) examines the limits and possibilities of political reform, and its history and future in the Mexican state. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Jonathan Fox

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801427169

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 640

Compares a range of Mexican food policy reforms, focusing on the SAM (Mexican Food System), a program in place from 1980-82, designed to shift subsidies and privileged access from large private farmers and ranchers to peasants and small producers. In this context, Fox (political science, MIT) examines the limits and possibilities of political reform, and its history and future in the Mexican state. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Food Supply

The Politics of Food Supply

This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years.

Author: Bill Winders

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300156232

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 627

This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. It explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how divisions and coalitions within Southern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculture were central to the ebb and flow of price supports and production controls. In addition, the book highlights the roles played by the world economy, the civil rights movement, and existing national policy to provide an invaluable analysis of past and recent trends in supply management policy.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Food Politics and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food  Politics  and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society confronts the issue of food in politics through three major dimensions: ecology, technology and property.

Author: Ronald J. Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195397772

Category: Political Science

Page: 886

View: 241

This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.
Categories: Political Science

Politics of Food

Politics of Food

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption.00As an important document of new research and thinking around ...

Author: Dani Burrows

Publisher: Sternberg Press

ISBN: 3956795164

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 240

View: 260

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption.00As an important document of new research and thinking around the subject, this book, co-published with Delfina Foundation, contains reflections on food by prominent artists, anthropologists, and activists, among others. Interviews with chefs, policy makers, and agronomists critically assess and illuminate the ways the arts confront food-related issues, ranging from the infrastructure of global and local food systems, its impact on social organization, alternatives and sustainability, climate and ecology, health and policy, science and biodiversity, and identity and community.0.
Categories: Arts, Modern

Hunger for Justice

Hunger for Justice

Author: Jack A. Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020771922

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 230

View: 567

Categories: Church and social problems

The Politics of Food Security

The Politics of Food Security

This book compares the food security policies of selected countries in Asia and the Middle East, and reviews the outcomes of policy applications in a broader context.

Author: Sara Bazoobandi

Publisher:

ISBN: 394092430X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 721

The layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique is a versatile approach for preparing nanoscale multimaterial films: the fabrication of multicomposite films by the LbL procedure allows the combination of literally hundreds of different materials with nanometer thickness in a single device to obtain novel or superior performance. In the last 15 years the LbL technique has seen considerable developments and has now reached a point where it is beginning to find applications in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. The book gives a thorough overview of applications of the LbL technique in the context of bioengineering and biomedical engineering where the last years have witnessed tremendous progress. The first part familiarizes the reader with the specifics of cell-film interactions that need to be taken into account for successful application of the LbL method in biological environments. The second part focuses on LbL-derived small drug delivery systems and antibacterial agents, and the third part covers nano- and microcapsules as drug carriers and biosensors. The fourth and last part focuses on larger-scale biomedical applications of the LbL method such as engineered tissues and implant coatings.
Categories: History

The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

Holden successfully argues that, rather than the importance of a theocratic government to the citizenry, the key factor in the government's stability is its ability to provide food to its people in an equitable manner, despite arid ...

Author: Stacy E. Holden

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813039398

Category: Food supply

Page: 285

View: 286

Holden successfully argues that, rather than the importance of a theocratic government to the citizenry, the key factor in the government's stability is its ability to provide food to its people in an equitable manner, despite arid conditions. Further, without apologizing for abuses of power, she suggests that an authoritative government may be the most logical form of government in the semi-arid lands of the Arab-Islamic world.
Categories: Food supply

Safe Food

Safe Food

Previous edition published in : 2003.

Author: Marion Nestle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520266063

Category: Cooking

Page: 379

View: 556

Previous edition published in : 2003.
Categories: Cooking

Food Politics

Food Politics

By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat ...

Author: Marion Nestle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520955066

Category: Cooking

Page: 534

View: 541

We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.
Categories: Cooking

Food Politics

Food Politics

In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.

Author: Robert Paarlberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199322381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 802

In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Hunger Machine

The Hunger Machine

Author: Jon Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1149417931

Category: Agricultural assistance

Page: 232

View: 770

Categories: Agricultural assistance

Eating Culture

Eating Culture

This transdisciplinary volume therefore draws on research in social anthropology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, literature, film and cultural studies to investigate practices, representations and functions of food in American, ...

Author: Tobias Döring

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UOM:39015059957277

Category: Cooking

Page: 284

View: 614

Food has always operated in circulation between the local and the global, migration and resettlement and, with its power in defining and performing social meanings, served to construct notions of home and cultural otherness. But while previous studies emphasized these oppositions, our globalized and postcolonial setting today poses a new question: what happens to eating culture when the pure products go crazy? This transdisciplinary volume therefore draws on research in social anthropology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, literature, film and cultural studies to investigate practices, representations and functions of food in American, European and Asian societies and their cross-cultural engagements. It argues that foodways precisely come to mark the material basis for both the identification and the translatability of cultures.
Categories: Cooking

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

"In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides an overview of the new global challenges connected with land, food supply and agriculture.

Author: Paolo De Castro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415638234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

View: 137

"In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides an overview of the new global challenges connected with land, food supply and agriculture. It does not simply raise the debate; rather it aspires to move forward the debate that has started with the G20 meetings. "--
Categories: Business & Economics

Budgeting Entitlements

Budgeting Entitlements

This book focuses on the food stamp program to examine how the growing integration of welfare and budgeting has affected both politics and people.

Author: Ronald F. King

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589012836

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 497

As budgetary concerns have come to dominate Congressional action, the design and implementation of welfare programs have come under greater scrutiny. This book focuses on the food stamp program to examine how the growing integration of welfare and budgeting has affected both politics and people. Applying insightful analysis to this important policy topic, Ronald F. King looks at the effects on welfare transfers of the kinds of budgetary rules adopted by Congress: discretion, entitlement, and expenditure caps. King uses models based on these forms to interpret the events in the history of the food stamp program up to the welfare reform of 1996, and he shows how these different budget rules have affected political strategies among key actors and policy outcomes. King analyzes tensions in the program between budgetary concerns and entitlement, revealing that budget mechanisms which seek to cap the growth of entitlement spending have perverse but predictable effects. He also explores the broader conflict between procedural and substantive justice, which pits inclusive democratic decision-making against special protections for the needy and vulnerable in society. The food stamp program offers a valuable opportunity for studying the influence of shifting institutional factors. In an era when budgetary anxieties coexist with continuing poverty, King's book sheds new light on the increasing fiscalization of welfare in America.
Categories: Political Science

Food Politics and Society

Food  Politics  and Society

Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink.

Author: Alejandro Colas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520965522

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 528

Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.
Categories: Social Science