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Food waste (non)regulation

Michael A. Long and Michael J. Lynch

in A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336013
eISBN:
9781447336051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on food waste and the lack of national and international regulations to reduce food waste. First, a history and overview of social science scholarship on food waste is presented. ... More


The Big Solutions: Climate Change, Resource Cycles, and Diet

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Agrifood systems divert resources from biogeochemical cycles (e.g., carbon and nitrogen cycles) to produce food, with major negative effects, including global warming. Global warming is changing ... More


Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda1

Craig Hanson, Tim Searchinger, Richard Waite, Betsy Otto, Brian Lipinski, and Kelly Levin

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the food security challenge to 2030 and its implications for the sustainable development agenda. It first outlines three proposed food security targets that integrate ... More


Salvaging Sustainability

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The conclusion looks beyond freeganism towards more recent efforts to reduce food waste. By studying freegans, we see one part of where these new initiatives concerning waste originated, while also ... More


On Knowing Waste When You See It

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a brief report on the astounding volume of food waste—now amounting to about one-third of world food production. It then explains why food waste, including that ... More


Food Justice

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter highlights food insecurity. One in six people in the United States experiences food insecurity. Food insecurity has dramatic effects on the health of children and the elderly in ... More


A Brief History of a Tomato

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter begins by following a tomato from the fields of Mexico to the curb of New York City. Consumers are increasingly aware of the exploitation of land and labor that goes into bringing ... More


The Imperatives of Waste

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

in Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725845
eISBN:
9781501725852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725845.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the poverty of the immediate postwar, waste of various kinds was considered dangerous and uncivilized, and waste consciousness was seen as a necessity. Whether it was making the most of food or ... More


Food charity: the ‘other’ food system

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 4 discusses how socially acceptable emergency food provision is as a means of food acquisition. This acceptability is explored through the notion of ‘otherness’ and questions around the ... More


Agricultures and Diets

Vaclav Smil

in Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190060664
eISBN:
9780197548516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060664.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Traditional cropping had low and variable yields, required large inputs of animate labor (human and animal), and could not assure an adequate and affordable supply of food. Agricultural transition ... More


Discarding Cultures: Social Critiques of Food Waste in an Affluent Japan

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190240400
eISBN:
9780190240448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190240400.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes the Japanese social critique of overconsumption by way of addressing how the issue of food waste was linked to broader concerns, such as environmental degradation and the low ... More


How can 9–10 Billion People be Fed Sustainably and Equitably by 2050?

H. Charles J. Godfray

in Is the Planet Full?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 6 examines how population growth will affect global food supply and distribution. It shows that the world is burdened with a paradox—a pandemic of obesity in tandem with malnourishment and ... More


Avoiding competition: the effects of rankings in the food waste field

Nadine Arnold

in Competition: What It Is and Why It Happens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192898012
eISBN:
9780191924460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898012.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Ranks are often seen as drivers for competition. This chapter critically examines the link between ranks and competition by investigating the actors’ actual desire for the highest positions. ... More


Cracks in the System

Andrew Deener

in The Problem with Feeding Cities: The Social Transformation of Infrastructure, Abundance, and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702919
eISBN:
9780226703107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702919.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The mass merchandising system promotes extreme uniformity of products, even among fragile and decomposing objects. However, not all fruits and vegetables make it into the standard merchandising ... More


Linking People with Nature

F Stuart Chapin

in Grassroots Stewardship: Sustainability Within Reach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081195
eISBN:
9780190081225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081195.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes how to shape the linkages between people and nature so that both may flourish. People shape nature through exploitation, impacts, and stewardship; and nature shapes people ... More


Absolute poverty and the EU Social Policy Agenda

Helmut P. Gaisbauer

in Absolute Poverty in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341284
eISBN:
9781447341338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In recent decades, charitable food assistance has grown into a prevalent way to respond to hunger as a manifestation of severe or absolute poverty that persists even in the affluent European Welfare ... More


The Unbearable, Endless Anxiety of Eating: Food Consumption in Japan after 3/11

Faye Yuan Kleeman

in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190240400
eISBN:
9780190240448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190240400.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the “endless anxiety” over food safety caused by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, when concerns over issues such as food waste and self-sufficiency were quickly ... More


Farmers, Businesses, and Scientists: How They Are Helping

Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, and Danielle L. Eiseman

in Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754623
eISBN:
9781501754647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754623.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explores key examples of the progress being made and work to be done in solving the challenges facing our menu. It begins with what farmers and ranchers are doing, such as climate-smart ... More


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