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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Thus sustainable production requires effective feedback from all decisions in a production chain . When distance approaches zero in , say , a household or a selfsufficient community , that feedback is likely to exist .
... 183-4 and food safety standards 74 , 80 global food regulation as trade barrier 55-6 international food trade 4 and labelling schemes 217 market access and local food supply chains 52 and MSC ( Marine Stewardship Council ) labelling ...
9 global food supply chains ; integrated agro - food supply chains ; local food supply chains ; regional food supply chains France BSE crisis 83 , 84 , 85 , 93–6 , 105 , 108 , 109 food and health scandals 94–5 , 109 GM foods 118–19 ...
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