A food regime analysis of the ‘world food crisis’

  title={A food regime analysis of the ‘world food crisis’},
  author={Philip Mcmichael},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
  • P. Mcmichael
  • Published 31 July 2009
  • Economics
  • Agriculture and Human Values
The food regime concept is a key to unlock not only structured moments and transitions in the history of capitalist food relations, but also the history of capitalism itself. It is not about food per se, but about the relations within which food is produced, and through which capitalism is produced and reproduced. It provides, then, a fruitful perspective on the so-called ‘world food crisis’ of 2007–2008. This paper argues that the crisis stems from a long-term cycle of fossil-fuel dependence… 

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