Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption: Issues and Challenges

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007 M01 1 - 294 pages
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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.

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Current debates on global food governance
14
a conceptual framework
41
4 Governments and the governance of food
63
reflexive modernity and the BSE crisis
81
6 Governing genetically modified food in the global network society
111
7 Turning blue into green?
147
labelling as new arrangements?
193
9 Conclusions
222
References
236
The most important arguments used by proponents and opponents of GM foods
274
The international environmental instruments influencing fisheries
276
Index
278
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Peter Oosterveer, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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