Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets

Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets

by Tim Lang, Michael Heasman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853837016

ISBN-13: 9781853837012

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Food Wars is a heartening book which calls for a radical change in the way the world feeds itself. It offers a blueprint for a future where nobody goes to bed hungry.'
Derek Cooper, founder presenter of the BBC's Food Programme

'An important book that should be read by everyone who cares about how the way food is produced affects our own health as well as

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'Food Wars is a heartening book which calls for a radical change in the way the world feeds itself. It offers a blueprint for a future where nobody goes to bed hungry.'
Derek Cooper, founder presenter of the BBC's Food Programme

'An important book that should be read by everyone who cares about how the way food is produced affects our own health as well as that of the environment and our national economies.'
Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, and Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University

The emergence of global markets has a far-reaching impact on what we eat and on health, food security, social justice and quality of life. What matters now is not just what we eat, but how and where it has been produced, distributed and processed, and the assumptions upon which this production is based - a global politics of food and health. Food Wars argues that two conflicting paradigms (one developing food through integrating the 'life sciences', the other though 'ecology') are battling to replace the dominant industrial-productionist model of the 20th century, both grappling to attract investment, public support and policy legitimacy over the appropriate use of biology and food technologies.

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ISBN-13:
9781853837012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

1The food wars thesis11
2Diet and health : diseases and food47
3Policy responses to diet and disease98
4The food wars business126
5The consumer culture war184
6The quality war : putting public and environmental health together214
7Food democracy or food control?257
8The future283

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