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Food, globalization and sustainability

Author: Peter Oosterveer; David Allan Sonnenfeld
Publisher: London ; New York : Earthscan, 2012.
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Oosterveer; David Allan Sonnenfeld
ISBN: 9781849712613 1849712611 9781849712606 1849712603
OCLC Number: 706920699
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Peter Oosterveer and David A. Sonnenfeld.
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