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Description - Food Policy Old and New by Simon Maxwell

This book demonstrates the need for a new food policy to deal with the challenges to the global food system posed by globalisation, urbanisation, technical change and industrialisation. Comprising a series of papers written by experts from Denmark, Italy, the UK and the US, it points out that the food system is no longer about moving basic staples from farm to plate; nor is it concerned mainly with famine and food insecurity. Food policy, the contributors suggest, now needs to encompass issues such as obesity, food safety, and competition policy in the retail sector. The book concludes by warning that addressing these pressing concerns needs to be on the agenda of policy makers throughout the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405126021
ISBN-10: 1405126027
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 172mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Maxwell

Simon Maxwell is Director of the Overseas Development Institute. Previously, he has worked for the UN Development Programme in Kenya and India, for the British aid programme in Bolivia, and for the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Rachel Slater is Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London. Her doctoral and post--doctoral work focused on urban and rural livelihoods in South Africa. She has also worked in India, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia.