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Food, Risk and PoliticsScare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety$
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Ed Randall

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072307

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Food, Risk and Politics

Ed Randall

Manchester University Press

This is a book about food scares and scandals, most of them British but not exclusively so. It is a book about the way in which food safety has become entwined with contemporary politics and the politics of risk in particular. This chapter introduces the main themes of the book and considers problems with processing risk-relation information. Food markets are global and food is very big business. It can reasonably be argued that an important part of any balanced and properly informed debate about food is an appreciation of the risks and dangers that transcend individual food scares.

Keywords:   food scares, food scandals, food safety, risk-relation information, risk politics

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