Filling a gap in contemporary food and globalization scholarship, this timely book presents recent case-study research on the globalization of food systems, and the impacts for communities around the world. It covers debates on new structures and food products, as well as detailed accounts of fresh horticulture, tropical crops and livestock.
Drawing together contributions of twenty-six leading international social scientists from eleven countries, this book will interest researchers in geography, development studies, agricultural economics and political science, as well as professionals in the fields of trade and food policy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1: 2. The Geography of North / South Food Trade 3. The Role of Supply Chain Partnerships in Development 4. Supermarket Development in the Developing World 5. Standards, Quality and Market Access 6. Trading on Health 7. Transgenic Crops in Agriculture World Markets 8. Organic Production in the Third Food Regime Part 2: 9. Agrifood Globalization and Commodity Chains 10. The Globalized Fruiti-Culture System 11. Regionalization and Globalization in an Agri-Food Value Chain 12. Regional Cultures and Global Sourcing of Fresh Asparagus Part 3: 13. Supermarkets to Asia and Banana Wars 14. Globalization and Changing Banana Commodity Chains 15. Construction and Consumption of Place along a Coffee Commodity Network from Toraja to Tokyo 16. Dynamics of Global Sourcing Patterns for Cocoa 17. Global Wheat and Local Insecurity Part 4: 18. Production, Consumption and Exports of Poultry Products 19. The Cross-Pacific Chicken: How tourism impacts upon commodity chains 20. Milking the Region 21. The World Steer Revisited