Concerns over rising food costs and lack of access to food loom at the forefront of discussions of climate change, sociopolitical unrest, and population growth for the coming decades. How far can technological fixes and stopgap aid programs take us in ensuring the availability, sustainability, and biodiversity of food resources for future generations? What are the long-term consequences of increasing the productivity of industrial agriculture systems to be developed under vastly different economic and ecological conditions than those faced by contemporary producers and consumers? Will policies that regulate the current food regime be sufficient to avert future food crises, or is a more comprehensive change—one that fosters the development of smaller-scale, local food economies in place of transnational corporate agriculture—a viable option for building a more sustainable and just global food system? The books reviewed in this essay take varied approaches in addressing these questions about food production, access, and...
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May 01 2015
Security or Sovereignty? Institutional and Critical Approaches to the Global Food Crisis
Andreé, Peter, Jeffrey Ayres, Michael J. Bosia, and Marie-Joseé Massicotte, eds. 2014. Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Barrett, Christopher B., ed. 2013. Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability. New York: Oxford University Press.
Galt, Ryan E. 2014. Food Systems in an Unequal World: Pesticides, Vegetables, and Agrarian Capitalism in Costa Rica. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Anya M. Galli
Online Issn: 1536-0091
Print Issn: 1526-3800
© 2015 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Global Environmental Politics (2015) 15 (2): 142–147.
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Anya M. Galli; Security or Sovereignty? Institutional and Critical Approaches to the Global Food Crisis. Global Environmental Politics 2015; 15 (2): 142–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/GLEP_a_00302
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