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Welfare of Food: Rights and Responsibilities in a Changing World

Welfare of Food: Rights and Responsibilities in a Changing World

Elizabeth Dowler (Editor), Catherine Jones Finer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11245-1

Jul 2003

180 pages

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$48.95

Description

The critical role of food in contemporary policy, in the UK, Europe and internationally, is explored in a comprehensive and readable account of current issues, including food rights, patenting, safety, aid, choice and poverty.
  • This landmark collection explores the critical role of food in contemporary national and international policy.
  • The contributors represent different professional and academic perspectives.
  • The contributions challenge state, institutional and agency structures and responses to food as a social policy issue.
  • Most of the contributors write from an empirical research base.

Preface vii

1 Joined-up Food Policy? The Trials of Governance, Public Policy and the Food System 1
David Barling, Tim Lang and Martin Caraher

2 Patenting Our Food Failure: Intellectual Property rights and the Global Food System 20
Geoff Tansey

3 The Evolution of Food Safety Policy-making Institutions in the UK, EU and Codex Alimentarius 38
Erik Millstone and Patrick van Zwanenberg

4 Food Safety and Consumers: Constructions of Choice and Risk 54
Alizon Draper and Judith Green

5 Food Security: Rights, Livelihoods and the World Food Summit-Five Years Later 70
Karim Hussein

6 Food Banks and Food Security: Welfare Reform, Human Rights and Social Policy. Lessons from Canada? 91
Graham Riches

7 Food aid in Complex Emergencies: Lessons from Sudan 106
Elizabeth Ojaba, Anne Itto Leonardo and Margaret Itto Leonardo

8 School Meals Policy: The Problem with Governing Children 127
Ulla Gustafsson

9 Food and Poverty in Britain: Rights and Responsibilities 140
Elizabeth Dowler

Index 160


  • This landmark collection explores the critical role of food in contemporary national and international policy.
  • The contributors represent different professional and academic perspectives.
  • The contributions challenge state, institutional and agency structures and responses to food as a social policy issue.
  • Most of the contributors write from an empirical research base.