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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.

Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape, including international food prices, famines, chronic hunger, the Malthusian race between food production and population growth, international food aid, "green revolution" farming, obesity, farm subsidies and trade, agriculture and the environment, agribusiness, supermarkets, food safety, fast food, slow food, organic food, local food, and genetically engineered food.

Politics in each of these areas has become polarized over the past decade by conflicting claims and accusations from advocates on all sides. Paarlberg's book maps this contested terrain, challenging myths and critiquing 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.

About the Author

Robert Paarlberg is the B.F. Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. A leading authority on food policy, his books include Starved for Science, Policy Reform in American Agriculture, and Fixing Farm Trade.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

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

Chapter Five: The Politics of Famine

Chapter Six: The Green Revolution Controversy

Chapter Seven: Food Aid and Food Power

Chapter Eight: The Politics of Obesity

Chapter Nine: The Politics of Farm Subsidies and Trade

Chapter Ten: Agriculture, the Environment, and Farm Animals

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?

Glossary

List of Acronyms Used in Book

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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SLP, April 22, 2011 (view all comments by SLP)
This is an appalling book that does not look into the complexities of the issues surrounding food consumption, production, and agriculture. This writing is simple and easy to understand, which is important, but it glosses over many issues with a result of perpetuating myths surrounding organic foods and agribusiness that exist already. If you are even a little informed on food issues this book will disgust you. It is a tarnish on Oxford's name. If you are looking to learn about food issues, do not read this book, it is full of myths and simplifies the complexities to the point of damaging the movement.
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SLP, April 22, 2011 (view all comments by SLP)
This is an appalling book that does not look into the complexities of the issues surrounding food consumption, production, and agriculture. This writing is simple and easy to understand, which is important, but it glosses over many issues with a result of perpetuating myths surrounding organic foods and agribusiness that exist already. If you are even a little informed on food issues this book will disgust you. It is a tarnish on Oxford's name. If you are looking to learn about food issues, do not read this book, it is full of myths and simplifies the complexities to the point of damaging the movement.
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SLP, April 22, 2011 (view all comments by SLP)
This is an appalling book that does not look into the complexities of the issues surrounding food consumption, production, and agriculture. This writing is simple and easy to understand, which is important, but it glosses over many issues with a result of perpetuating myths surrounding organic foods and agribusiness that exist already. If you are even a little informed on food issues this book will disgust you. It is a tarnish on Oxford's name. If you are looking to learn about food issues, do not read this book, it is full of myths and simplifies the complexities to the point of damaging the movement.
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ISBN:
9780195389593
Subtitle:
What Everyone Needs to Know
Author:
Paarlberg, Robert L.
Author:
Paarlberg, Robert
Author:
null, Robert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Food supply
Subject:
Agriculture and state
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
International Relations - Trade & Tariffs
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Political Sociology
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
What Everyone Needs to Know What Everyone Needs to Know
Publication Date:
20100407
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.70 in. .60 lbs.

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