- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552662281
- Price: $32.00 CAD
- Publication Date: 2007/
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 218
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Global Food Economy
The Battle for the Future of Farming
The modern food industry is a paradox: surplus “food mountains” sit alongside global malnutrition; the developed world subsidized its own agriculture while pressurizing the developing to liberalize at any cost; and an increasingly aggressive export competition is accompanied by a growing reliance on imports in many countries. The WTO’s uneven application of neoliberal economics to food production is relatively new, and the consequences of mounting deficits, rising “food miles” and social upheaval are untested but ominous. In response to this, Weis sets out some answers to the central question: how can we build a sustainable and humane system of food production and distribution?
- Construction of Food Import Dependencies: The Marginals
- Divergent Agrarian Transformations in the South: The Powerhouses
- The Trajectory of Global Agro-production and Trade
- The Multilateral Regulation of Agriculture: Entrenching Unevenness
- Where Now?
About the Author
Tony Weis is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Western Ontario. His research is broadly located at the intersection of political ecology and agrarian political economy. He is the author of The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming (Fernwood Publishing, 2007), and numerous articles and book chapters on environmental and development issues surrounding agriculture.