Description - Food in Society by Peter Atkins
Food is a massive industry and the many key players involved have very different interests. In wealthy nations those interests can range from corporate survival and maintaining profitability in markets with limited demand, to promoting a healthy diet and ensuring food safety. For the poor, the emphasis is all too often on simply getting enough to eat. As information technology and biotechnology are set to revolutionize the food system, it is essential to understand the broad context in which the different players operate, so that everyone - both rich and poor - can enjoy a safe, secure and sustainable food supply. This is a geographical overview of today's dominant food system - one developed in and controlled by northern industrialized countries, and one that is becoming increasingly globalized. It provides an introduction to food studies, synthesizing literature from different disciplines.
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Author Biography - Peter Atkins
Peter Atkins is a professor at the University of Durham, and Ian Bowler is a professor at the University of Leicester.