Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know
A Paperback edition by Robert Paarlberg in English (Sep 10, 2013)
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Short Description: The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food... Read more
The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food that is also safe, nutritious, fresh, and grown by local farmers using fewer chemicals. Heavily subsidized and underregulated commercial farmers are facing stronger push back from environmentalists and consumer activists, and food companies are under the microscope. Meanwhile, agricultural success in Asia has spurred income growth and dietary enrichment, but agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all citizens undernourished - and the international markets that link these diverse regions together are subject to sudden disruption.
The second edition of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments and research on today's global food landscape, including biofuels, the international food market, food aid, obesity, food retailing, urban agriculture, and food safety. The second edition also features an expanded discussion of the links between water, climate change, and food, as well as farming and the environment. New chapters look at livestock, meat and fish and the future of food politics.
Paarlberg's book challenges myths and critiques more than a few of today's fashionable beliefs about farming and food. For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read.
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- Robert Paarlberg
- What Everyone Needs To Know
- Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication date
- Sep 10, 2013
- Edition Number 2; Revised
- Product dimensions
- 139 x 209 x 19mm
Preface to Second Edition ; Chapter One: An Overview of Food Politics ; Chapter Two: Food Production and Population Growth ; Chapter Three: The Politics of High Food Prices ; Chapter Four: The Politics of Chronic Hunger and Famine ; Chapter Five: Food Aid And Agricultural Development Assistance ; Chapter Six: The Green Revolution Controversy ; Chapter Seven: The Politics of Obesity ; Chapter Eight: The Politics of Farm Subsidies and Trade ; Chapter Nine: Farming, the Environment, Climate Change, and Water ; Chapter Ten: Livestock, Meat, and Fish ; Chapter Eleven: Agribusiness, Supermarkets, and Fast Food ; Chapter Twelve: Organic and Local Food ; Chapter Thirteen: Food Safety and Genetically Engineered Food ; Chapter Fourteen: Who Governs the World Food System? ; Chapter Fifteen: The Future of Food Politics ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; Index