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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The author is not trying to pull any heartstrings or inspire anyone to do anything. Paarlberg covers everything from international food aid to obesity to organic farming.

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I am smart enough to know that meat is not neatly created in styrofoam and plastic wrapped packages. Gregor Erbach rated it really liked it Apr 16, The book touches on such a wide paarlbegg of topics I can understand why they aren’t in depth, however they could have given a little more detail to some Food Politics is an excellent introduction to the causes, possible solutions, and complications of world hunger.

SinceWellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Even when something positive like taxing junk food is parlberg it is met by resistance from food processors to the convenient store owners.

His principal research interests are international agricultural and environmental policy. Paarlberg’s politkcs maps this contested terrain, challenging myths and critiquing more than a few of today’s fashionable beliefs about farming and food.

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This book was too pro-industry for me to trust pooitics. To purchase, foood your preferred ebook provider. Well, the title really says it all It would serve as an excellent introduction to the topic for students. It is well written and easy to follow.

Mankind beat Malthus, at least temporarily. For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read.

Jan 22, Joy rated it liked it. Aug 02, Janice rated it it was amazing.

This book takes a very conventional approach to food politics. The activist community’s celebration of “traditional” practices that all Africans are trying to escape from comes across as the worst form of condescension.

I agree people likely won’t change their ways until we reach the very brink of destruction and maybe not even pwarlbergbut I don’t share this idea that science will somehow invent a “magic pill” that will suddenly make meat safer or junk food more nutritious. Dummies Guide type. Sep 20, Alice rated it liked it.

I would give it a four for content and 2 for style. Eat organic meat all you want.

It’s at a simpler level than my textbook, Food Policy for Developing Countries, but doesn’t sacrifice any of the clarity or complexity that comes from someone who has done and read the research.

I would say it is worth reading if you are interested paaroberg food including agricultural and environmental issues, perhaps just for the reminder that things are seldom as simple as they appear and that we should be wary of overly simple solutions to complicated problems.

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That’s the simplest way I can say it. The author has a point of view that does not include how very large companies can influence political and scientific reality Congress, government agencies, local officials, “scientific” pawrlberg, etc.

This book blew my mind. Nov 22, Govind rated it really liked it.

Even an explicit text book which this is not should KNOW better. A conclusion at the end of the book would have helped to sum up all the disparate information scattered throughout.

Aug 09, Kyle rated it really liked it. Jemile Nesimi rated it it was ok Oct 24, Livestock, Meat, and Fish Chapter Eleven: An incredibly insightful, informative book on American food policy and the politics surrounding the industry. As debates about global food issues have heated up and become increasingly polarized in the last decade, neither side of the political spectrum are likely to oolitics pleased by this assessment from an independent, scholarly perspective.

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Paar,berg really liked the short essay-type writing – easy to grab the info you’re looking for, but not so great for sitting down next to the lake and doing some pleasure reading. It won’t give you the long lifespan and disease-free life of a real whole-foods vegan.

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