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The Resource Food, Jennifer Clapp

Food, Jennifer Clapp

Label
Food
Title
Food
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Clapp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Food is one of the most basic resources that humans need for daily survival. Forty percent of the world's population gains a livelihood from agriculture and we all consume food. Yet control over this fundamental resource is concentrated in relatively few hands. The 2008 food price crisis illustrated both the volatility and vulnerability built into the current global food system; at the height of the crisis, the number of hungry people on the planet climbed to over 1 billion. At the same time, there are serious ecological consequences that stem from an increasingly industrial model of agriculture that has spread worldwide. This book aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the forces that influence and shape the current global food system. Author Jennifer Clapp explores how corporate control, inequitable international agricultural trade rules, and the financialization of farm commodities have each had a fundamental influence on the practices that dominate today's global food system. By contrast, farmers and consumers, particularly in the developing world, have had little voice to change the rules of the game. But movements are emerging to challenge the dominant global system. The extent to which these alternative movements can displace it, however, remains to be seen."--pub. website
  • Food is one of the most basic resources that humans need for daily survival. Forty percent of the world's population gains a livelihood from agriculture and we all consume food. Yet control over this fundamental resource is concentrated in relatively few hands. The 2008 food price crisis illustrated both the volatility and vulnerability built into the current global food system; at the height of the crisis, the number of hungry people on the planet climbed to over 1 billion. At the same time, there are serious ecological consequences that stem from an increasingly industrial model of agriculture that has spread worldwide. This book aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the forces that influence and shape the current global food system. Here the author explores how corporate control, inequitable international agricultural trade rules, and the financialization of farm commodities have each had a fundamental influence on the practices that dominate today's global food system. By contrast, farmers and consumers, particularly in the developing world, have had little voice to change the rules of the game. But movements are emerging to challenge the dominant global system. The extent to which these alternative movements can displace it, however, remains to be seen. -- From publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clapp, Jennifer
Dewey number
338.47664
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.C545 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Resources
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food supply
Label
Food, Jennifer Clapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Selected readings": pages 203-209
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unpacking the world food economy -- The rise of a global industrial food market -- Uneven agricultural trade rules -- Transnational corporations -- Financialization of food -- Can the world food economy be transformed?
Control code
ocn731913179
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780745649368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(Sirsi) 1493516
Label
Food, Jennifer Clapp
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Selected readings": pages 203-209
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unpacking the world food economy -- The rise of a global industrial food market -- Uneven agricultural trade rules -- Transnational corporations -- Financialization of food -- Can the world food economy be transformed?
Control code
ocn731913179
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780745649368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(Sirsi) 1493516

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