Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 141297187X
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971874
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 518 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

This third volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society lays out the contours of the field of agri food studies. It draws on scholars working in the fields of political ecology, rural sociology, geography, and environmental studies to paint a picture of the past, present, and future of agriculture and food. It provides readers with a basic understanding of the institutions, practices, and concepts to identify what is and is not a "green" food. Because food is so intimately connected to our daily lives, the food system offers perhaps the most promise to make change in a sustainable direction. This volume addresses what a sustainable and green food system might look like, what policies would help realize it, and what kinds of tradeoffs we face in deciding which paths to choose. This work provides people interested in food and agricultural systems the basic analytical and conceptual ideas that explain why our food system looks the way it does, and what can be done to change it for the better. Roughly 150 entries discuss how to address issues related to a green food system, and vivid photos, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Food Chronology.
1: Adoption-Diffusion.
2: Agrarianism.
3: Agrarian Question.
4: Agribusiness.
5: Agricultural Commodity Programs.
6: Agricultural Extension.
7: Agrodiversity.
8: Agroecology.
9: Agrofood System (Agrifood).
10: Animal Welfare.
11: Appropriationism.
12: Aquaculture.
13: Archer Daniels Midland.
14: Berry, Wendell.
15: Beyond Organic.
16: Biodynamic Agriculture.
17: Biological Control.
18: Bracero Program.
19: Bt.
20: California Certified Organic Farmers.
21: Cash Crop.
22: Certified Humane.
23: Certified Organic.
24: Cheap Food Policy.
25: Codex Alimentarius.
26: Commodity Chain.
27: Commons.
28: Community Gardens.
29: Community-Supported Agriculture.
30: Comparative Advantage.
31: Composting.
32: ConAgra.
33: Concentration.
34: Confined Animal Feeding Operation.
35: Contract Farming.
36: Cooperative.
37: Corn.
38: Cover Cropping.
39: Crop Genetic Diversity.
40: Crop Rotation.
41: Dairy.
42: DDT.
43: Debt Crisis.
44: Department of Agriculture, U.S..
45: Diamond v. Chakrabarty.
46: Dioxins.
47: Disappearing Middle.
48: Doha Round, World Trade Organization.
49: Eco-Labeling.
50: Export Dependency.
51: Factory Farm.
52: Fair Labor Association.
53: Fair Trade.
54: Family Farm.
55: Famine.
56: Farm Bill.
57: Farm Crisis.
58: Farmers Market.
59: Fast Food.
60: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
61: Fertilizer.
62: Fisheries.
63: Food and Agriculture Organization.
64: Food and Drug Administration.
65: Food First.
66: Food Justice Movement.
67: Food Processing Industry.
68: Food Quality Protection Act.
69: Food Safety.
70: Food Security.
71: Foodshed.
72: Food Sovereignty.
73: Fruits.
74: Functional Foods.
75: Genetically Modified Organisms.
76: Grain-Fed Beef.
77: Grazing.
78: Green Revolution.
79: High-Fructose Corn Syrup.
80: Holistic Management.
81: Homegardens.
82: Horizontal Integration.
83: Hunting.
84: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
85: Integrated Pest Management.
86: Intercropping.
87: International Coffee Agreement.
88: Irradiation.
89: Irrigation.
90: Just-In-Time.
91: Labor.
92: Land Grant University.
93: Land Reform.
94: Land Tenure.
95: Legume Crops.
96: Locavore.
97: Low-Input Agriculture.
98: Mad Cow Disease.
99: Malthusianism.
100: Meats.
101: Mechanization.
102: Millennium Development Goals.
103: Modernization.
104: Monsanto.
105: Nanotechnology and Food.
106: National Organic Program.
107: Nitrogen Fixation.
108: North American Free Trade Agreement.
109: Northeast Organic Farming Association.
110: Ogallala Aquifer.
111: Organic Farming.
112: Organochlorines.
113: Origin Labeling.
114: Peasant.
115: Permaculture.
116: Pesticide.
117: Plantation.
118: Productionism.
119: Proletarianization.
120: Public Law 480, Food Aid.
121: Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone.
122: Retail Sector.
123: Rice.
124: Roundup Ready Crops.
125: Rural Renaissance.
126: Salmon.
127: Salmonella.
128: Seed Industry.
129: Sewage Sludge.
130: Slow Food Movement.
131: Sociology, New Rural.
132: Soil Erosion.
133: Soil Nutrient Cycling.
134: Soybeans.
135: Substitutionism.
136: Sugarcane.
137: Supermarket Chains.
138: Supply Chain.
139: Sustainable Agriculture.
140: Sustainable Fisheries Act.
141: Swidden Agriculture.
142: Trade Liberalization.
143: United Farm Workers.
144: Urban Agriculture.
145: Vegan.
146: Vegetables.
147: Vegetarian.
148: Vertical Integration.
149: Wal-Mart.
150: Weed Management.
151: Wheat.
152: Yeoman Farmer.
Green Food Glossary.
Green Food Resource Guide.
Green Food Appendix.
Index.