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Food fears [electronic resource] : from industrial to sustainable food systems / by Alison Blay-Palmer.

By: Blay-Palmer, Alison, 1961-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 185 p.).ISBN: 0754689093 (electronic bk.); 9780754689096 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Food supply | Food industry and trade | Food consumption | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Agribusiness | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Sustainable AgricultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Food fears.DDC classification: 338.1/9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Food fear : making connections -- The industrial revolution of food -- 'It's all about the sizzle' -- Growing distances : the separation of farmers, ecologies and the eaters -- Translating fear : mad cows, killer carrots and industrial food -- Eating organic in an age of insecurity -- Manufacturing food fear -- Creating mutual food system.
Summary: Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, this book discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Food fear : making connections -- The industrial revolution of food -- 'It's all about the sizzle' -- Growing distances : the separation of farmers, ecologies and the eaters -- Translating fear : mad cows, killer carrots and industrial food -- Eating organic in an age of insecurity -- Manufacturing food fear -- Creating mutual food system.

Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, this book discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government.

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