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Author Morgan, Kevin.
Title Worlds of food : place, power, and provenance in the food chain / Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, and Jonathan Murdoch.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Author Morgan, Kevin.
Series Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Subject Food supply.
Agricultural industries.
Food industry and trade.
Sustainable agriculture.
Alt Name Marsden, Terry.
Murdoch, Jonathan.
Description 1 online resource (225 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-215) and index.
Contents Networks, conventions and regions : theorizing 'worlds of food' -- The regulatory world of agri-food : politics, power, and conventions -- Geographies of agri-food -- Localized quality in Tuscany -- California : the parallel worlds of rival agri-food paradigms -- The commodity world in Wales -- Beyond the placeless foodscape : place, power, and provenance.
Note Print version record.
Summary Drawing on theories of multi-level governance, three leading scholars in the field explore the geo-politics of the food chain in different spatial arenas: the World Trade Organization, where free trade principles clash with fair trade concerns in the debate about agricultural reform; the European Union, where producers are under pressure from environmentalists for a more traceable and sustainable food system; and the US, where there is a striking contradiction between the rhetoric of free markets and the reality of a heavily subsidized farming sector. To understand the local impact of these global trends, the authors explore three different regional worlds of food: the traditional world of localized quality in Tuscany, the peripheral world of commodity production in Wales, and the frontier world of agri-business in California. --From publisher's description.
ISBN 9780191556623 (electronic bk.)
0191556629 (electronic bk.)
0199271585 (Cloth)
OCLC # 67230585
Additional Format Print version: Morgan, Kevin. Worlds of food. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 0199271585 (DLC) 2005023275 (OCoLC)61261298.