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Welfare of Food. Rights and Responsibilities in a Changing World. Broadening Perspectives in Social Policy

  • ID: 2249539
  • Book
  • May 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 180 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Everyone needs reliable access to safe, appropriate and healthy food; yet despite regular public pronouncements and apparent commitments by states and institutions, the reality is very different for many consumers in both rich and poor countries. This book explains why, looking at the role of food in contemporary policy, in the UK, Europe and internationally. The contributions challenge (or provide a challenge to) state, institutional and agency structures and responses to this critical issue. The book opens up new areas in social policy, providing a comprehensive and readable account of key current issues: food rights, patenting, safety, aid, choice and poverty.

Food concerns are easily relegated to the private, domestic arena. This volume shows where the real powers lie, and provides some means for redressing the balance.

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Preface vii

1 Joined–up Food Policy? The Trials of Governance, Public Policy and the Food System 1
David Barling, Tim Lang and Martin Caraher

2 Patenting Our Food Failure: Intellectual Property rights and the Global Food System 20
Geoff Tansey

3 The Evolution of Food Safety Policy–making Institutions in the UK, EU and Codex Alimentarius 38
Erik Millstone and Patrick van Zwanenberg

4 Food Safety and Consumers: Constructions of Choice and Risk 54
Alizon Draper and Judith Green

5 Food Security: Rights, Livelihoods and the World Food Summit–Five Years Later 70
Karim Hussein

6 Food Banks and Food Security: Welfare Reform, Human Rights and Social Policy. Lessons from Canada? 91
Graham Riches

7 Food aid in Complex Emergencies: Lessons from Sudan 106
Elizabeth Ojaba, Anne Itto Leonardo and Margaret Itto Leonardo

8 School Meals Policy: The Problem with Governing Children 127
Ulla Gustafsson

9 Food and Poverty in Britain: Rights and Responsibilities 140
Elizabeth Dowler

Index 160

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Elizabeth Dowler
Catherine Jones Finer
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