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The real cost of cheap food, Michael Carolan

Label
The real cost of cheap food
Title
The real cost of cheap food
Statement of responsibility
Michael Carolan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This challenging but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that food has become reduced to a state, such as a price per ounce, combination of nutrients, yield per acre, or calories, the book argues for a more contextual understanding of food when debating its affordability. The author makes a compelling case for why today's global food system produces just the opposite of what it promises. The food produced under this regime is in fact exceedingly expensive. Thus meat production and consumption are inefficient uses of resources and contribute to climate change; the use of pesticides in industrial-scale agriculture may produce cheap food, but there are hidden costs to environmental protection, human health and biodiversity conservation. Many of these costs will be paid for by future generations - cheap food today may mean expensive food tomorrow. By systematically assessing these costs the book delves into issues related, but not limited, to international development, national security, health care, industrial meat production, organic farming, corporate responsibility, government subsidies, food aid and global commodity markets. The book concludes by suggesting ways forward, going beyond the usual solutions such as farmers markets, community supported agriculture, and community gardens. Exploding the myth of cheap food requires we have at our disposal a host of practices and policies. Some of those proposed and explored include microloans, subsidies for consumers, vertical agriculture, and the democratization of subsidies for producers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carolan, Michael S
Dewey number
338.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.C258 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9000.5
NAL item number
.C258 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Public health
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Folkhälsa
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Food supply
  • Public health
  • Lebensmittelversorgung
  • Lebensmittelproduktion
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Soziale Kosten
  • Livsmedelsförsörjning
  • Jordbruk
  • Jordbruk
  • Food supply
  • Public health
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
Label
The real cost of cheap food, Michael Carolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cheap food, globalization and development -- Cheap food and conflict -- Cheap food, hunger and obesity -- Cheap meat -- Cheap food and the environment -- Cheap food ... but at what price? -- Cheap food, community and culture -- Cheap food: who wins? -- Making food affordable
Control code
ocn704907473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9781849713207
Lccn
2011003697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781849713214
  • (OCoLC)704907473
Label
The real cost of cheap food, Michael Carolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cheap food, globalization and development -- Cheap food and conflict -- Cheap food, hunger and obesity -- Cheap meat -- Cheap food and the environment -- Cheap food ... but at what price? -- Cheap food, community and culture -- Cheap food: who wins? -- Making food affordable
Control code
ocn704907473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9781849713207
Lccn
2011003697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781849713214
  • (OCoLC)704907473

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