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By Geoffrey Lawrence

ISBN-10: 1844077756

ISBN-13: 9781844077755

Because the threats of foodstuff lack of confidence loom ever greater, the area faces the sorrowful irony of foodstuff shortages within the international South along a purported 'obesity epidemic' within the international North. the dual problems with nutrition construction and foodstuff entry are of specific trouble within the context of weather switch, 'peak oil', biofuels, and land grabs by means of prosperous international locations. foodstuff safeguard, foodstuff and Sustainability deals severe insights by means of overseas students, with chapters on worldwide foodstuff safety, grocery store energy, new applied sciences, and sustainability. The booklet additionally assesses the contributions of nutrition and foodstuff study in development socially simply and environmentally sustainable nutrition platforms and offers coverage suggestions to enhance the overall healthiness and environmental prestige of up to date agri-food structures. The booklet gains contributions from various social technological know-how views, together with sociology, anthropology, public well-being and geography, with case research fabric drawn from through the international.

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And Vellema, S. (2004) Agribusiness and Society: Corporate Responses to Environmentalism, Market Opportunities and Public Regulation, Zed Books, London Jonasse, R. (2009) Agrofuels in the Americas, Food First Books, Oakland, CA Kiple, K. and Ornelas, K. (2000) ‘Introduction’, in K. Kiple and K. Ornelas (eds) The Cambridge World History of Food, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Lang, T. (2009a) ‘How new is the world food crisis? Thoughts on the long dynamic of food democracy, food control and food policy in the 21st century’, paper presented to the Visible Warnings: The World Food Crisis in Perspective conference, April 3–4, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Lang, T.

According to ITUC (2009, pp36–37): The problem inherently wrong with the world food system is that local crops such as cassava and sorghum, for example, are not wanted by international agribusiness and therefore local farmers grow crops like coffee, cocoa, tea, cotton and flowers and afterwards use the export earnings to purchase food… [Farmers] are ‘producing what they do not eat, and eating what they do not produce’. The fallacy of this policy is shown by the fact many developing countries are at this time paying high prices for imported food at the same time as the food multinationals [involved in both export and import] are reaping record profits.

Seal, A. and Costello, A. ’ The Lancet, vol 371, no 9625, pp1648–1650 Patel, R. (2007) Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Black Ink, Melbourne Patel, R. stuffedandstarved. org/drupal/node/481, accessed 7 May 2009 Pinstrup-Andersen, P. (2009) ‘Food security: Definition and measurement’, Food Security, no 1, pp5–7 Pritchard, B. and Burch, D. (2003) Agri-food Globalization in Perspective: International Restructuring in the Processing Tomato Industry, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK Rosset, P.

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