Food Politics

Food Politics
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 510
ISBN: 9780520275966
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines how marketing practices promote overeating and malnutrition, and discusses the influence the food industry has over government and health care.

Food Politics

Food Politics
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 534
ISBN: 9780520955066
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Food Politics

Food Politics
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 457
ISBN: 0520240677
Release: 2002
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How does the food industry influence what people eat and, therefore, their health? "Food Politics" is a bold, unprecedented behind-the-scenes expose of one of America's biggest and most powerful industries.

Food Politics

Food Politics
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Author: Robert Paarlberg,Robert L. Paarlberg
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780199322381
Release: 2013-10
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.

Embodied Food Politics

Embodied Food Politics
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Author: Professor Michael S Carolan
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781409490067
Release: 2012-11-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While the phenomenon of embodied knowledge is becoming integrated into the social sciences, critical geography, and feminist research agendas it continues to be largely ignored by agro-food scholars. This book helps fill this void by inserting into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. This book is about the materializations of food politics; "materializations", in this case, referring to our embodied, sensuous, and physical connectivities to food production and consumption. It is through these materializations, argues Carolan, that we know food (and the food system more generally), others and ourselves.

Alternative Food Politics

Alternative Food Politics
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Author: Michelle Phillipov,Katherine Kirkwood
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781351402941
Release: 2018-12-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Media interest in food has intensified in recent years, leading to a contemporary food landscape where ‘alternative’ food practices are increasingly visible. Concerns that were once exclusively the domain of activist movements motivated by environmental, animal rights, health and anti-corporate agendas are now central to primetime television cooking shows, mobile apps and social media. This book is the first to explore the impact of popular media and culture on contemporary food politics. Through examination of a range of media and cultural texts, including news, digital media, advertising and food labelling, it brings together leading and emerging scholars in food studies, media and communications, sociology, law, policy studies, business, and geography. The book explores the practices of alternative food movements, the marketing techniques of conventional and alternative food producers, and the relationships between food industries, media, and the public. Covering topics ranging from agtech start-ups and social justice projects, to new ways of mediating food waste, celebrity, and ‘ethical’ foods, Alternative Food Politics reveals the importance of media as a driver of food system transformation. This is a pivotal time for media and food industries, and this book is essential reading for scholars and students seeking to better understand the futures, possibilities and limits of food politics today.

Pet Food Politics

Pet Food Politics
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780520941984
Release: 2008-09-15
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics
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Author: Alana Mann
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781351068864
Release: 2019-04-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As awareness of the commodification of food for profit at the expense of our health and the planet grows, this book foregrounds the communicative dimensions of resistance by food movements. Voice and participation are argued by the author to be the means through which rural and urban communities can, and in many cases do, resist the capture of value by corporate actors and work to democratise their foodscapes. Her critical analysis of meaning-making under neo-liberalism suggests that agroecology, as a socially activating form of agriculture within a food sovereignty framework, provides an example of social learning relevant across rural/urban and North/South divides. Embracing indigenous knowledge, gender equity and postcolonial theory, this approach mobilises growers and eaters to contest the power structures that shape their food environments, and also to focus on social and economic justice within their communities, particularly in the context of climate change. Participatory ecologies that incorporate these forms of social learning encourage the co-creation of inclusive foodscapes and politicise food justice. Such a positive framing of resistance through horizontal pedagogy, participation, communication and social learning processes contrasts with the vertical dissemination structure of the corporatised food regime and takes vital steps towards a more democratic food system. Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics will be of interest to scholars of agri-food, transdisciplinary food studies and political economy of food systems. It will also be of relevance to NGOs and policymakers.

Eating Traditional Food

Eating Traditional Food
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Author: Brigitte Sebastia
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781317285939
Release: 2016-11-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Due to its centrality in human activities, food is a meaningful object that necessarily participates in any cultural, social and ideological construction and its qualification as 'traditional' is a politically laden value. This book demonstrates that traditionality as attributed to foods goes beyond the notions of heritage and authenticity under which it is commonly formulated. Through a series of case studies from a global range of cultural and geographical areas, the book explores a variety of contexts to reveal the complexity behind the attribution of the term 'traditional' to food. In particular, the volume demonstrates that the definitions put forward by programmes such as TRUEFOOD and EuroFIR (and subsequently adopted by organisations including FAO), which have analysed the perception of traditional foods by individuals, do not adequately reflect this complexity. The concept of tradition being deeply ingrained culturally, socially, politically and ideologically, traditional foods resist any single definition. Chapters analyse the processes of valorisation, instrumentalisation and reinvention at stake in the construction and representation of a food as traditional. Overall the book offers fresh perspectives on topics including definition and regulation, nationalism and identity, and health and nutrition, and will be of interest to students and researchers of many disciplines including anthropology, sociology, politics and cultural studies.

Global Activism in Food Politics

Global Activism in Food Politics
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Author: A. Mann
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781137341402
Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Who should provide food, and through what relationships? Whose livelihoods should be protected? For over 20 years the peasant farmers of La Via Campesina have been engaged in the fight against injustice, hunger and poverty under the banner of food sovereignty, 'the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems'. They campaign for healthy, sustainable alternatives to an industrial food system controlled by agribusiness companies and the architects of unfair trade agreements. This book draws on grounded case studies of agrarian movements in the Americas and Europe as exemplars of a 'power shift,' as local opposition scales up to global action in an effort to wrest control of our food away from transnational corporations and back to communities.

Let s Ask Marion

Let s Ask Marion
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780520974692
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"There is no one better to ask than Marion, who is the leading guide in intelligent, unbiased, independent advice on eating, and has been for decades."––Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything Let’s Ask Marion is a savvy and insightful question-and-answer collection that showcases the expertise of food politics powerhouse Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman. These informative essays show us how to advocate for food systems that are healthier for people and the planet, moving from the politics of personal dietary choices, to community food issues, and finally to matters that affect global food systems. Nestle has been thinking, writing, and teaching about food systems for decades, and her impact is unparalleled. Let’s Ask Marion provides an accessible survey of her opinions and conclusions for anyone curious about the individual, social, and global politics of food.

The Oxford Handbook of Food Politics and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food  Politics  and Society
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Author: Ronald J. Herring
Pages: 886
ISBN: 9780195397772
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.

Unsettling Food Politics

Unsettling Food Politics
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Author: Christopher Mayes
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781786600981
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book uses current debates over Michel Foucault’s method of genealogy as a practice of critique to reveal the historical constitution of contemporary alternative food discourses.

School Food Politics

School Food Politics
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Author: Sarah A. Robert,Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower
Pages: 218
ISBN: 1433113074
Release: 2011
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

<B>This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012.<BR> The essays in <I>School Food Politics explore the intersections of food and politics on all six of the inhabited continents of the world. Including electoral fights over universally free school meals in Korea, nutritional reforms to school dinners in England and canteens in Australia, teachers' and doctors' work on school feeding in Argentina, and more, the volume provides key illustrations of the many contexts that have witnessed intense struggles defining which children will eat; why; what and how they are served; and who will pay for and prepare the food. Contributors include reformers writing from their own perspectives, from the farm-to-school program in Burlington, Vermont, to efforts to apply principles of critical pedagogy in cooking programs for urban teens, to animal rights curriculum. Later chapters shift their focus to possibilities and hope for a different future for school food, one that is friendlier to students, -lunch ladies, - society, other creatures, and the planet."

Politics of Food

Politics of Food
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Author: Dani Burrows,Aaron Cezar
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1999638913
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Artists, anthropologists, activists, and others consider the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. As an important document of new research and thinking around the subject, this book, copublished with Delfina Foundation, offers reflections on food by prominent artists, anthropologists, and activists, among others. In interviews, chefs, policy makers, and agronomists critically assess and illuminate the ways the arts confront food-related issues, ranging from the infrastructure of global and local food systems, its impact on social organization, alternatives and sustainability, climate and ecology, health and policy, science and biodiversity, and identity and community. With texts by Harry G. West, Raj Patel, and Tim Lang Conversations with Ferran Adrià and Marta Arzak, Tamara Ben-Ari and Asunción Molinos Gordo, Mark Hix and Patrick Holden, Michel Pimbert and Tomás Uhnák, Michael Vazquez and Michael Rakowitz Contributions from Kathrin Böhm, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Leone Contini, Cooking Sections, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Amy Franceschini and Michael Taussig, Fernando García-Dory, Melanie Jackson, Dagna Jakubowska, Nick Laessing, Jane Levi; Poppy Litchfield, Candice Lin, Christine Mackey, Taus Makhacheva, Elia Nurvista, Senam Okudzeto, Thomas Pausz, Daniel Salomon, Vivien Sansour, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taycan, Lantian Xie, Raed Yassin Copublished by Delfina Foundation and Sternberg Press

Eat Drink Vote

Eat Drink Vote
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781609615871
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Rodale Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What's wrong with the US food system? Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Who decides our food issues, and why can't we do better with labeling, safety, or school food? These are complex questions that are hard to answer in an engaging way for a broad audience. But everybody eats, and food politics affects us all. Marion Nestle, whom Michael Pollan ranked as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama) in Forbes, has always used cartoons in her public presentations to communicate how politics—shaped by government, corporate marketing, economics, and geography—influences food choice. Cartoons do more than entertain; the best get right to the core of complicated concepts and powerfully convey what might otherwise take pages to explain. In Eat Drink Vote, Nestle teams up with The Cartoonist Group syndicate to present more than 250 of her favorite cartoons on issues ranging from dietary advice to genetic engineering to childhood obesity. Using the cartoons as illustration and commentary, she engagingly summarizes some of today's most pressing issues in food politics. While encouraging readers to vote with their forks for healthier diets, this book insists that it's also necessary to vote with votes to make it easier for everyone to make healthier dietary choices.

Food Politics

Food Politics
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Author: Quinbala Marak
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781443859240
Release: 2014-04-11
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Food and eating has always been endowed with meanings. It is one of the most visible and important symbols of identity and difference, uniting the members of a community and segregating them from other communities. This inclusion and exclusion can be observed not only in what they eat or what they are known to eat, but also how they eat, how they prepare and serve their food, and what happens after food is taken. The study of food politics and questions of identity and difference can, therefore, be a means of understanding the underlying social relations in any culture and its quiescent philosophy. This ethnographic work discusses the politics inherent in food among the Garos of Assam (India) and Bangladesh. In these two areas, they live as a minority, and with and in the peripheries of a dominant non-Garo culture. Thus, this book examines the ways in which Garos conceptualize themselves and the ‘other’ world through the microcosm of food – the most important need of all. It discusses, among other topics, how the concepts of Garo food versus non-Garo food find fruition in social reality and collective memory, as an identity marker.

Food Transgressions

Food Transgressions
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Author: Michael K. Goodman,Colin Sage
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781317134220
Release: 2016-04-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional food networks, this volume critically interrogates and evaluates what stands for 'food politics' in these spaces of transgression now and in the near future and addresses questions such as: What constitutes 'alternative' food politics specifically and food politics more generally when organic and other 'quality' foods have become mainstreamed? What has been the contribution so far of an 'alternative food movement' and its potential to leverage further progressive change and/or make further inroads into conventional systems? What are the empirical and theoretical bases for understanding the established and growing 'transgressions' between conventional and alternative food networks? Offering a better understanding of the evolving position of the corporate food system vis a vis alternative food networks, this book considers the prospects for economic, social, cultural and material transformations led by an increasingly powerful and legitimated alternative food network.

Safe Food

Safe Food
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Author: Marion Nestle
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9780520266063
Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Previous edition published in : 2003.

Food Politics and Society

Food  Politics  and Society
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Author: Alejandro Colas
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780520965522
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.