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The real cost of cheap food

Author: Michael S Carolan
Publisher: London ; New York : Earthscan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This challenging but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that food has become reduced to a state, such as a price per ounce, combination of nutrients, yield per acre, or calories, the book argues for a more contextual understanding of food when  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Carolan
ISBN: 9781849713207 1849713200 9781849713214 1849713219
OCLC Number: 704907473
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Cheap food, globalization and development --
Cheap food and conflict --
Cheap food, hunger and obesity --
Cheap meat --
Cheap food and the environment --
Cheap food ... but at what price? --
Cheap food, community and culture --
Cheap food: who wins? --
Making food affordable.
Responsibility: Michael Carolan.

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