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The no-nonsense guide to world food

Author: Wayne Roberts
Publisher: Oxford : New Internationalist, 2008.
Series: No-nonsense guides (New Internationalist Publications (Firm))
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"With spiraling food prices and spreading social unrest, this is a timely guide to the instability of industrialized food systems. Wayne Roberts traces the history of food production and consumption, and shows that in a system dominated by supermarkets and agribusiness real food choices are becoming harder to make." "This book asks all the right questions, and provides some of the answers, in a real, democratic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Roberts
ISBN: 9781904456964 1904456960
OCLC Number: 216936897
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: I eat, therefore I can --
Brave new food --
Putting food sovereignty in its place --
Bread and roses --
Gluttons for punishment --
Economics as if food mattered --
Somethin's gotta give.
Series Title: No-nonsense guides (New Internationalist Publications (Firm))
Responsibility: Wayne Roberts.

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A world tour of food - from industrialised production and consumption to community food security.  Read more...

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"Solid research underpins Roberts' lucid, readable account of the modern food system and multifaceted efforts to transform it - a superb introduction." Harriet Friedmann, Department of Sociology, Read more...

 
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