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  1. Depolarizing Food and Agriculture

    An Economic Approach

    By Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Savoring Alternative Food

    School Gardens, Healthy Eating and Visceral Difference

    By Jessica Hayes-Conroy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" – that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch

    From Soup to Nuts

    By Julie Hudson, Paul Donovan

    The changing economic environment for the consumer that is emerging from the wreckage of the financial credit crunch plays directly into the importance of food spending. This is certainly true from the perspective of food prices in the short run, but also from the perspective of sustainability and...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Biofuel Cropping Systems

    Carbon, Land and Food

    Edited by Hans Langeveld, John Dixon, Herman van Keulen

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organisation affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Routledge

  14. Challenging Consumption

    Pathways to a more Sustainable Future

    Edited by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Diversifying Food and Diets

    Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

    Edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Federico Mattei

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  16. Don't Worry (It's Safe to Eat)

    The True Story of GM Food, BSE and Foot and Mouth

    By Andrew Rowell

    An investigation of science, politics and our food production system, this text exposes the bogus science, political interference and flawed policies that threaten our food supply. The author tells the story of BSE, revealing how top scientists have been muzzled and how the epidemic continues. Then...

    To Be Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  17. Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Feeding India

    Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities

    By Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan, Madhushree Sekher, S. Parasuraman, Chetan Choithani

    Food security is one of the twenty-first century’s key global challenges, and lessons learned from India have particular significance worldwide. Not only does India account for approximately one quarter of the world’s under-nourished persons, it also provides a worrying case of how rapid economic...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  19. Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction

    By Parke Wilde

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book offers a broad introduction to food policies in the United States. Real-world controversies and debates motivate the book’s attention to economic principles, policy analysis, nutrition science and contemporary data sources. It assumes that the reader's concern is not just the economic...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  20. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  21. Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life

    Interdisciplinary perspectives

    Edited by Karen Lykke Syse, Martin Lee Mueller

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand...

    To Be Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  22. Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  23. The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector

    Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

    Edited by Steven A. Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge