Food Politics has ratings and 30 reviews. Joseph said: Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg is exactly what the title says. I thought I knew quite a bit. He begins with an overview of food politics, followed by the important relationship between food production and population growth. Paarlberg. By Robert Paarlberg; Abstract: One of the most persistent and startling news stories of the past year has been the global crisis in the world’s food.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. It is well written and easy to follow. Paarlberg is a serious, knowledgeable scholar. This also plays poligics to children.

Food Politics

For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read. Well, the title really says it all Ebook This title is available as an ebook.

For a continuation of the This is a decent read for anyone wanting a rough and dirty introduction to food policy issues, although I do wish that Oxford would let the authors in this series actually include citations.

The only complaint I have is that a more complete bibliography could have been included. Mankind beat Malthus, at least temporarily. His main attitude was “well we all know most of the world won’t go vegan, so how can we make meat safer? Nov 02, Brandy rated it really liked it.

Paarlberg, also an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, teaches a seminar on the issues covered in Food Politics at Wellesley.

Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg is exactly what the title says. Good information, but I wasn’t interested in the subject. The book touches on such a wide range of topics I can understand why they aren’t in depth, however they could have given a little more detail to some to make their arguments more compelling.


Jan 09, Kathely rated it it was ok. Aug 09, Politis rated it really liked it. Fopd the government tries to act in good faith to protect the environment against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations CAFO or Feed Lots it is met with heavy resistance from lobbies and threats of limiting campaign donations. Over the course of the book, Paarlberg addresses, in straightforward terms, questions about global food trade policy, agricultural subsidies, the factors contributing to famine and malnutrition, the green revolution, the effects of climate change on farming, the pros and paarlbrg of biofuels, food safety and regulation, pesticide use, organic farming, and genetically modified crops.

Have revisited it over and over again, and will probably paarlbfrg back to it at least times more in the near future.

Molly Tarantino mtaranti wellesley. An incredibly insightful, informative book on American pqarlberg policy and the politics surrounding the industry. Apr 11, treehugger rated it it was ok Shelves: Queer Dance Clare Croft. Theories about the roots of the crisis are many, diverse and contradictory: He also notes that critics of the “Green Revolution” like Paul Ehrlich who falsely claimed in that the Green Revolution methods used in India and Asia were unsustainable and would lead to mass starvation by in fact yields have consistently increased with no end in sight have seriously hurt attempts to improve African agriculture, the one region of the world basically untouched by the Green Revolution.

The food industry manipulates ingredients like fat, sugar, and salt to make irresistible tasting food. Paarlberg’s book challenges myths and critiques more than a few of today’s fashionable beliefs about farming and food. One about economics, one about politics, and one about society. May 27, JustineB dood it liked it. Politics is intertwined in almost every aspect of our food.


Here is paarlebrg to contribute. What Everyone Needs to Know, Robert Paarlberg, one of the most prominent scholars writing on agricultural issues, maps out and demystifies the phenomena that newspapers and magazines have variously labelled as causes of the food crisis, often in highly alarmist tones.

Nov 14, Trey Malone rated it really liked it.

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Paarlberg organizes his material around a long list of questions about food policies and practices His principal research interests are international agricultural and environmental policy. Paarlberg goes into great detail about many more aspects of our food and the politics surrounding it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Other producers fight for the inclusion of soda and junk food to be allowed in schools. How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa Harvard University Press, Marchwhich explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought.

Food Politics is an excellent introduction to the causes, possible solutions, and complications of world hunger. It was a very dry read though not difficult. This item can be ordered from http: In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Furthermore, I know that international trade of food is a touchy subject between countries, small family farms are mostly a thing of the past,and feed lots are trouble in the making.

Oct 12, Kiki rated it did not like it. Was this guy paid by the industry to write this book?