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The food system : a guide

Author: Geoff Tansey; Tony Worsley
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book provides an overview from agriculture and food technology, management, retailing, catering and consumer studies, to politics and development.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tansey, Geoff.
Food system.
London : Earthscan, 1995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Tansey; Tony Worsley
ISBN: 1853832774 9781853832772 9781849773980 184977398X
OCLC Number: 33035966
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Food matters. Food and the biosphere --
Modern food --
Where did it come from? --
Food, culture and human needs --
Part 2 : From farm to mouth --
the key actors. Farmers, workers and traders --
Processors, distributors and caterers --
Consumers --
Part 3 : Food control. Tools for control : science, technology, information and management --
Food law and food policy --
Conclusion --
Food policies for a new millennium --
Annexes. The international framework : a very brief guide --
Basic functions of nutrients --
Diary of food safety scares in the UK, 1988-89 --
The UK's leading food brands in 1991 --
Consumer charters --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Geoff Tansey & Tony Worsley.


This text provides an overview of today's dominant food system - one developed in and controlled by northern industrialized countries, and one that is becoming increasingly globalized.  Read more...


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