Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?

Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472581129
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Series: Contemporary Food Studies: Economy, Culture and Politics Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Philip H. Howard is Associate Professor of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, USA. He has published widely in scholarly food and agriculture jourbanals, as well as numerous outlets aimed at broader audiences, and is a member of the editorial board of the jourbanal Agriculture and Human Values.

Table of Contents

1. Food System Concentration: A Political Economy Perspective
2. Reinterpreting Antitrust: Retailing
3. Structuring Dependency: Distribution
4. Engineering Consumption: Packaged Foods and Beverages
5. Manipulating Prices: Commodity Processing
6. Subsidizing the Treadmill: Farming and Ranching
7. Enforcing the New Enclosures: Agricultural Inputs
8. Standardizing Resistance: The Organic Food Chain
9. Endgame?

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