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By Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, Don Willis

ISBN-10: 1137408375

ISBN-13: 9781137408372

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ISBN-13: 9781349552573

This e-book offers a very good selection of interdisciplinary and foreign essays analyzing the food-place dating. It explores such themes because the historical past of foodstuff and agriculture, the globalization and localization of nutrients, and the position of position in defining the wider societal results of this ever-changing phenomena.

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Watson & Caldwell, 2005). It is also important to consider special interests of the consumers. For instance, in poor countries, price is perhaps the most important deciding factor for consumers buying food. But in developed nations such as Japan (Shirai, 2010), appearance, presentation, freshness, and convenience can be more important than price. Moreover, it must be taken into account that in developed countries, many consumers are interested in “fair trade” and other socially conscious purchases.

This “Food Aid” from the United States was used as an effective weapon against revolutionary movements in underdeveloped countries and as a barrier to the expansion of socialism during the Cold War (Friedmann, 1993; Hobsbawm, 1994; Magdoff & Tokar, 2010; Pilcher, 2006). During this period, Washington promoted the expansion of American big enterprise on a global scale, and, specifically, Washington imposed the American way of agriculture. The Green Revolution became the model for agricultural practices around the world.

They likely know nothing about the living conditions of the labor force employed by the agricultural companies: if children are hired; if workers, including children and women, are laboring under safe conditions; if they are already suffering the deadly effects of chemical substances; if they must be transported thousands of kilometers from their born places under inhumane circumstances; if they are women who must leave their babies in the care of other people; or if they are men who must take their families with them to work on the fields.

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