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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


City of Farms: Cultivating Urban Agriculture through Food Policy Visions and Plans

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter six reveals the ways in which civic and public actors working outside the boundaries of PlaNYC iteratively embedded urban agriculture and food policy into municipal planning efforts. A ... 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


Growing in the City: From Community Gardening to Urban Agriculture

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter five traces the network of actors and storylines involved in creating, advocating for (or resisting), and maintaining urban agriculture in New York City. First, it describes a brief history ... 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


Food Workers and Consumers Organizing Together for Food Justice

Joann Lo and Biko Koenig

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Despite being among the country's lowest paid workers, employees in the food system have remained largely invisible to the average consumer. But now, food system workers are garnering the support of ... More


An Overview of the Food System, Economic Systems, and Systems Theory

George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano

in Food and Nutrition Economics: Fundamentals for Health Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199379118
eISBN:
9780190876609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379118.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The first step in understanding the production economics side is to understand the main five sectors in our food system and how they are related. Chapter 11 gives an overview of the five main sectors ... More


Introduction: Food Justice and Community Change

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/9780520287440.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter narrates the conflict between celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Los Angeles Unified School District accused Oliver of ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520287440.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter asserts that the study in this book highlights the potential of culturally driven grassroots and people-powered activism—both of which started during the age of ... More


Retail Power, Private Standards, and Sustainability in the Global Food System

Doris Fuchs, Agni Kalfagianni, and Maarten Arentsen

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/9780262012751.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the growing power of retail corporations over the global food systems, evaluates its implications for sustainability, and discusses the rule-setting power of corporations as ... More


Introduction: Food Power, the Food Network, and American Security

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The use of food as an element of national power is often discussed under the concept of “food power.” For Americans in the years after World War II, food power could be used to demonstrate the good ... More


Sustainable local food systems and environmental sustainability

Sandra Streed

in University engagement and environmental sustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091629
eISBN:
9781781707746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091629.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the role of local food systems in environmental sustainability. Distinctions between local, sustainable, regional and global food systems are provided. Social, economic and ... More


More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Garrett Broad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The industrial food system has created a crisis in the United States that is characterized by abundant food for privileged citizens and “food deserts” for the historically marginalized. In response, ... More


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