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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. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96026855
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 http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
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.)
1280757760
9781280757761
0199542287
9780199542284
9786610757763
6610757763
0199271585 (Cloth)
9780199271580
9780199542284
OCLC # 67230585
Additional Format Print version: Morgan, Kevin. Worlds of food. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 0199271585 (DLC) 2005023275 (OCoLC)61261298.