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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014
• What was the impact of the 2006–08 world food price crisis on food security – and why were some countries and regions able to cope better than others? • What do recent trends tell us about theExpand
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Hunger and Public Action.
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From Colonialism to Green Capitalism: Social Movements and Emergence of Food Regimes
This paper suggests that a corporate-environmental food regime is emerging as part of a larger restructuring of capitalism. Like past food regimes, it reflects specific social and politicalExpand
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The Capitalist World-Economy
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The Political Economy of Food: a Global Crisis
International conflict over agricultural regulation continues after more than six years to threaten to destroy the whole Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and withExpand
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Scaling up: Bringing public institutions and food service corporations into the project for a local, sustainable food system in Ontario
This paper reports on a relationship between the University of Toronto and a non-profit, non-governmental (“third party”) certifying organization called Local Flavour Plus (LFP). The University as ofExpand
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The Political Economy of Food: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar International Food Order
  • H. Friedmann
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 1982
The widespread perception of a "food crisis" since the early 1970s reflects a real turning point in the global structure of production and distribution of food grains. Scarcity is always an aspect ofExpand
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Distance and durability: Shaky foundations of the world food economy
For food and agriculture, the end of the Cold War opens questions about the past no less than the present. The dramatic changes now underway have roots in the first economic breaches of the Cold WarExpand
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World Market, State, and Family Farm: Social Bases of Household Production in the Era of Wage Labor
Between 1873 and 1935 dramatic changes took place in the character of production in the industrial nations of the world. Longstanding and newly formed states in Europe and America engaged in vigorousExpand
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Whose Rules Rule? Contested Projects to Certify ‘Local Production for Distant Consumers’
As transnational agrifood supply chains undermine local markets and agroecosystems, farmers everywhere must adapt or find alternative connections to customers. Two projects for global agrifoodExpand
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