Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption: Issues and Challenges
Elgar, 2007 - 294 pages
The provision of food is undergoing radical transformations throughout the global community. Peter Oosterveer argues that, as a consequence, conventional national governmental regulations can no longer adequately respond to existing and emerging food risks and to environmental concerns. This book examines these challenges.
Translating recent innovative thinking in the social sciences - as seen in the work of Manuel Castells and John Urry amongst others - to the world of food, this book reviews the challenges facing global food governance and the innovative regulatory arrangements that are being introduced by different governments, NGOs and private companies. The analysis includes case-studies on the European BSE crisis, GM-food regulation, salmon and shrimp farming and food labelling. The author highlights how contemporary governance arrangements also have to acknowledge increasing consumer demand for food produced with care for the environment, animal welfare and social justice. Developing and implementing adequate global food governance arrangements therefore demands the active involvement of private firms, consumers, and civil society organisations with national governments.
Peter Oosterveer's book will appeal to scholars - postgraduate and above - involved in industrial organization, agricultural studies and environmental sciences as well as those with an interest in the globalisation and governance of this important and topical area.
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2 Another potentially interesting innovation is the introduction of re - circulation systems aiming at optimal use of water through re - use while filtering off superfluous feed and other organic waste or separating them through ...
wider framework of governing fisheries , in general there are several specific options introduced for aquaculture . It seems aquaculture can be controlled more easily as its production activities are generally more localised and more ...
These efforts have resulted in the introduction and implementation of different voluntary governance arrangements . ” Most initiatives are building on ... practice is based on the FAO Code for Responsible Fisheries , introduced above .
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