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作者 Oosterveer, Peter
書名 Food, globalization and sustainability / Peter Oosterveer and David A. Sonnenfeld
出版項 London ; New York : Earthscan, 2012
國際標準書號 9781849712606 (hbk.)
9781849712613 (pbk.)
1849712611 (pbk.)
1849712603 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  HD9000.5 .O57 2012    在架上    30520020752714
 人文社會聯圖  HD9000.5 .O57 2012    在架上    30610020386686
說明 xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Globalization and food production and consumption -- Sustainability and food production and consumption -- Regulating food in the global network society -- Food provisioning and climate change -- Local food provision -- Fair trade : buying and selling consumer trust -- Sustainable fish provision -- Roles of producers in sustainable food provision -- Restructuring food supply : supermarkets and sustainability -- Consumer involvement in sustainable food provision -- Conclusion
"Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organisation of food production and consumption globally, and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of international trade and global food governance. Distance in time and space between food producers and consumers is increasing and new concerns are arising. These include the environmental impact of food production and trade, animal welfare, the health and safety of food, and the social and economic impact of international food trade
Food, Globalization and Sustainability provides an overview of the principal conceptual frameworks that have been developed for understanding these changes. It shows how conventional regulation of food provision through sovereign national governments is becoming elusive, as distinctions between domestic and international, and between public and private spheres, disappear. At the same time, multinational companies and supranational institutions put serious limits on governmental interventions. In this context, other social actors (including food retailers and NGOs) are shown to take up innovative roles in governing food provision, but their contribution to agro-food sustainability is under continuous scrutiny. The authors examine these considerations in several detailed case studies with a variety of themes, including fair trade, local food and fish. On the basis of these cases, future developments are explored, with a focus on the respective roles of agricultural producers, retailers and consumers."--P. [4] of cover
主題 Food industry and trade
Food industry and trade -- Environmental aspects
Food consumption
Sustainable agriculture
Alt Author Sonnenfeld, David Allan
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