Food Politics has ratings and 30 reviews. Joseph said: Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg is exactly what the title says. I thought I knew quite a bit. He begins with an overview of food politics, followed by the important relationship between food production and population growth. Paarlberg. By Robert Paarlberg; Abstract: One of the most persistent and startling news stories of the past year has been the global crisis in the world’s food.

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Heavily subsidized and underregulated commercial farmers are facing stronger push back from environmentalists and consumer activists, and food companies are under the microscope. Overall I’m glad I read it.

Food Politics

For an undergraduate class, this book will provide students exposure to the world of food production and provisioning and the underlying political and social ideas and research that shape food and our relationship to itEL. This book will help me read the daily news about food in a whole new way. Apr 11, treehugger rated it it was ok Shelves: Focusing on the world’s most vulnerable populations and couched within a firm historical understanding of farming practices, nutritional standards, and food movements, what he uncovers will surely be surprising to many readers and stand as a corrective to reactionary takes on the state of global agriculture.

Aug 09, Kyle rated it really liked it.

Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Mankind paarlbreg Malthus, at least temporarily. How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa Harvard University Press, Marchwhich explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought.

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Jul 24, Betsy McGee rated it really liked it Shelves: Who Governs the World Food System? The average American child sees thirteen food advertisements a day.

paar,berg Whether or not these government programs provide any real value to farmers is a matter for debate. I would say it is worth reading if you are interested in food including agricultural paarblerg environmental issues, perhaps just for the reminder that things are seldom as simple as they appear and that we should be wary of overly simple solutions to complicated problems.

Have revisited it over and over again, and will probably come back to it at least times more in the near future. Basically, read this book if: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg

What a terrible terrible tactic. Organic and Paarberg Food Chapter Thirteen: In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger.

Paarlberg is a serious, knowledgeable scholar. Search for items with the same title. Paarlverg the earth is just going to get more and more polluted going forward. The newer battles between agribusiness and sustainability create controversy.

Sep 20, Alice rated it liked it. School lunches fall to food producers and lobbyists too. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A conclusion at the end of the book would have helped to sum up all the disparate information scattered throughout. Had to read this for a class but it was really great and informative too. Academic Skip to main content. One small nitpick detail is, the number of underweight population shouldn’t be used as an indication of how much of a country is food insecure.


Food Politics is an excellent introduction to the causes, possible solutions, and complications of world hunger. This is a great one. These included production, famine, speculation, and protectionism. The Politics of Obesity Chapter Eight: Paarlberg is rood a doctrinaire food conservative. The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. He presents very balanced arguments and supports them well.

Paarlberg was also motivated to write the book by the cultural emergence of a dominant new viewpoint, which champions local and organic food.

Paarlberg presents several cases for the cost of food. Aug 20, Derrill Watson rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

SinceWellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Preview — Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg. Thanks for telling us about the problem.