Food, Policy, And Politics

Food, Policy, And Politics

Author: George Horwich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429702150

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This book addresses the issues surrounding food policy with an emphasis on the roles played by the U.S. family farm, markets, government subsidies, Third World politics, and international economy. It discusses the nature of the agricultural problems and suggests specific solutions for each of them.

The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAP

The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAP

Author: Matthew Gritter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137520920

Category: Political Science

Page: 87

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Food Stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has endured and expanded in recent years. The program has been preserved and in some cases enhanced as a result of its inclusion in the Farm Bill, being characterized as a safety net of last resort and as a program for the deserving poor.

Food, Policy, and Politics

Food, Policy, and Politics

Author: George Horwich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367013002

Category:

Page: 300

View: 471

This book addresses the issues surrounding food policy with an emphasis on the roles played by the U.S. family farm, markets, government subsidies, Third World politics, and international economy. It discusses the nature of the agricultural problems and suggests specific solutions for each of them.

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

Author: Paolo De Castro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136189654

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Since the 2007/8 food price crisis, a number of works have been published on the topic, addressed from various perspectives: economic, social and cultural, environmental, agronomic and climate change. Very rarely is there a comprehensive approach, which also includes the crucial issue of politics. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides an overview of the new global challenges connected with land, food supply and agriculture. It also contributes to engagement in a new global food policy, through a political analysis of land and food scarcity, including 'land grabs' by affluent countries in poorer nations. It does not simply raise the debate; rather it aspires to move forward the debate that has started with the G20 meetings. It discusses how national governments, local agricultural policies and supranational entities are facing the new scenario of feeding a growing population when land resources are limited and subject to competing claims.

The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy

The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy

Author: Ben Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134713547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. It presents a critical exposition of food systems theory and analyses the existing approaches to food consumption. Subjects include: * resolving the diet paradox * the impact of the EU * the lack of policy in the UK * an exploration of the 'diseases of affluence'.

Food and Power

Food and Power

Author: Henry Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108476812

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 491

Explains how economic development leads to democracy by exploring how authoritarian governments manipulate the agricultural sector.

Let's Ask Marion

Let's Ask Marion

Author: Marion Nestle

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520343238

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"There is no one better to ask than Marion, who is the leading guide in intelligent, unbiased, independent advice on eating, and has been for decades."––Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything Let’s Ask Marion is a savvy and insightful question-and-answer collection that showcases the expertise of food politics powerhouse Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman. These informative essays show us how to advocate for food systems that are healthier for people and the planet, moving from the politics of personal dietary choices, to community food issues, and finally to matters that affect global food systems. Nestle has been thinking, writing, and teaching about food systems for decades, and her impact is unparalleled. Let’s Ask Marion provides an accessible survey of her opinions and conclusions for anyone curious about the individual, social, and global politics of food.

Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Author: Peter Andree

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442696877

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 790

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.