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Food Security Twists and Turns: Why Food Systems need Complex Governance

Tim Lang and John Ingram

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points and nudges are favoured metaphors of politicians seeking to make sense of complex topics. Food security is possibly the first major challenge for tipping points, combining the politics ... More


Modelling an Early Warning System for Famines

Meghnad Desai

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There exists a general consensus for the need of ‘early warning systems’ for policy makers' prompt response to impending famines. But since famines occur for a variety of reasons and a famine's ... More


Protecting Human Dignity: Fair Food, Farmworker Rights, and the Church

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a partnership between churches and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization, in its Campaign for Fair Food, which strives for fair wages, a code of ... More


Feeding the Hungry: Gardening for God’s Children

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of how people of faith have transformed the ministry of feeding by a focus on the environment. The stories in this chapter include two faith communities in ... More


Food fortification politics: the actors, activities, and agendas

Mark Lawrence

in Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691975
eISBN:
9780191748806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691975.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Food fortification is an especially political public health intervention. It is associated with a diversity of conceptual, vested interest, and technical challenges. This chapter outlines the ... More


Food Systems, Food Movements, Food Justice

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides an overview of the central risks that have emerged as a result of food system industrialization, and describes the various alternative food initiatives—such as adding new ... More


On what terms ecological public health?

Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

in Food Policy: Integrating health, environment and society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567882
eISBN:
9780191724121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter responds to the collective case made in Chapters 1–8 for reconceptualizing food policy around ecological public health. It proposes that food policy gains renewed clarity of purpose if ... More


Food justice and the city

Jane Midgley and Helen Coulson

in Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447318385
eISBN:
9781447318408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318385.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces and critically discusses the concept of food justice; broadly conceived as the inter-relation between social justice and environmental justice as these issues are expressed ... More


Agrifood Corporations, Global Governance, and Sustainability: A Framework for Analysis

Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs

in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the role of corporate actors in the global food system. The book examines the role of corporations in the formation of the ... More


Environmental and Social Justice Movements and Policy Change in Los Angeles: Is an Inside-Outside Game Possible?

Martha M. Matsuoka and Robert Gottlieb

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Los Angeles has long had the worst air quality in the nation. Its extensive developments at the urban edge for more than 100 years had earned Southern California the reputation as the capital of ... More


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