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VerfasserIn: Clapp, Jennifer
Verfasserangabe: Jennifer Clapp
Jahr: 2012
Verlag: Cambridge [u.a.], Polity Press
Reihe: Resources
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Food is one of the most basic resources that humans need for daily survival. Forty percent of the world’s population gains a livelihood from agriculture and we all consume food. Yet control over this fundamental resource is concentrated in relatively few hands. The 2008 food price crisis illustrated both the volatility and vulnerability built into the current global food system; at the height of the crisis, the number of hungry people on the planet climbed to over 1 billion. At the same time, there are serious ecological consequences that stem from an increasingly industrial model of agriculture that has spread worldwide.
This book aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the forces that influence and shape the current global food system. Author Jennifer Clapp explores how corporate control, inequitable international agricultural trade rules, and the financialization of farm commodities have each had a fundamental influence on the practices that dominate today’s global food system. By contrast, farmers and consumers, particularly in the developing world, have had little voice to change the rules of the game. But movements are emerging to challenge the dominant global system. The extent to which these alternative movements can displace it, however, remains to be seen.
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"In this admirably clear exposition Clapp explains the increasing 'financialisation' of and speculation in food commodities. Will sub-prime eaters be blamed for some future market crash? It makes you think twice about a second breakfast."
The Guardian
"Clapp explains in a clear and concise way that food is not only a simple source of nourishment, but it also represents a political issue that connects us all. Definitely a good guide for anyone who is trying to orientate themselves in the economic global jumble."
Global Journal
"Jennifer Clapp explains what happens when food is no longer considered a mere source of nourishment or cultural element but is transformed into a fungible commodity. Clapp unpacks and clarifies the mind-numbing complexities of transnational corporations, international trade, and financial markets. Best of all, the book provides precisely the information and tools advocates need to redesign the global food economy to promote fair trade, food justice, and food sovereignty."
Marion Nestle, New York University
 
Aus dem Inhalt:
Unpacking the World Food Economy The Rise of a Global Industrial Food Market Uneven Agricultural Trade Rules Transnational Corporations Financialization of Food Can the World Food Economy Be Transformed?
 
Details
VerfasserIn: Clapp, Jennifer
VerfasserInnenangabe: Jennifer Clapp
Jahr: 2012
Verlag: Cambridge [u.a.], Polity Press
Links: Rezension
Systematik: NT.N, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-7456-4936-8
2. ISBN: 978-0-7456-4935-1
Beschreibung: XIII, 218 S. : graph. Darst.
Reihe: Resources
Sprache: eng
Mediengruppe: Buch