The Real Cost of Cheap Food

The first edition, published in 2011, was widely praised for its innovative approach and readability. In this new edition the author brings all data and citations fully up to date.

Author: Michael Carolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351624411

Category: Business & Economics

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This thought-provoking but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and by exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that our understanding of food has narrowed, such as its price per ounce, combination of nutrients, yield per acre, or calories, the book argues for a more contextual view of food when debating its affordability. The first edition, published in 2011, was widely praised for its innovative approach and readability. In this new edition the author brings all data and citations fully up to date. Increased coverage is given to many topics including climate change, aquaculture, financialization, BRICS countries, food-based social movements, gender and ethnic issues, critical public health and land succession. There is also greater discussion about successful cases of social change throughout all chapters, by including new text boxes that emphasize these more positive messages. The author shows why today's global food system produces just the opposite of what it promises. The food produced under this regime is in fact exceedingly expensive. Many of these costs will be paid for in other ways or by future generations and cheap food today may mean expensive food tomorrow. By systematically assessing these costs the book delves into issues related, but not limited, to international development, national security, healthcare, industrial meat production, organic farming, corporate responsibility, government subsidies, food aid and global commodity markets. It is shown that exploding the myth of cheap food requires we have at our disposal a host of practices and policies.
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The Real Cost of Cheap Food

Much of its focus remains on the cost of cheap food to the environment. The big difference is that discussion centres on the actual pricing of those costs. This chapter, more than any other, deals with more hardnosed economic ...

Author: Michael Carolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136529771

Category: Business & Economics

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The Real Cost of Cheap Food

Introduction -- Cheap food, globalization and development -- Cheap food and conflict -- Cheap food, hunger and obesity -- Cheap meat -- Cheap food and the environment -- Cheap food--but at what price?

Author: Michael S. Carolan

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ISBN: 1138080748

Category: Agriculture

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Introduction -- Cheap food, globalization and development -- Cheap food and conflict -- Cheap food, hunger and obesity -- Cheap meat -- Cheap food and the environment -- Cheap food--but at what price? -- Cheap food, community and culture -- Cheap food: who wins? -- Making food affordable
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The Tariff Review

They did not present the real question . That is whether Englishmen shall continue to rely on cheap food alone to give them cheap manufacturing ability , or shall recognize that that simple plan has outlived its usefulness and is no ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2555180

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A New Political Issue

He will pay in must also have cheap wages , cheap food , cheap addition to the real cost of the goods and for raw material , cheap capital , and cheap freight . duty alone , not $ 10 , but $ 86.25 ; as follows : 15 These advantages are ...

Author: David Lubin

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ISBN: UOM:39015064491817

Category: Agriculture

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Small Farm Today

But , what will be the real costs ? How many small wars will we have to fight , and how many people will we be “ forced to kill ” — just for the sake of cheap food ? Can we afford the real costs of cheap food ? The costs of making food ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924087396705

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The cost of cheap food is greater than it at first appears . Among other considerations , the cost of cheap food must be measured in terms of what happens to the people involved in the production of this food and what happens to the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

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ISBN: UOM:39015038702034

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Chicken Little Tomato Sauce and Agriculture

The Real Cost of Our " Cheap " Food Source : " The Politics of Food Trade " by Kevin Danaher ( Paper presented at The Other Economic Summit ( TOES ) 1988 , Toronto ) was [ C ] oncentration of control in the to increased pressure to ...

Author: Joan Dye Gussow

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ISBN: UCSC:32106016081777

Category: Political Science

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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

One of our needs is to find food which will supply that energy at the least cost and in a form which will give the ... How foods may be compared as to real cost If , then , the cost of food is to be judged , the specific food needs of ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924093413916

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