Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp’s FOOD, 2nd ed.
Jennifer Clapp. Food, 2nd ed. Polity, 2016.
I did a blurb for the first edition of this book, and also for this second edition:
The global food economy may seem remote from daily experience, but Jennifer Clapp explains how it affects every aspect of what we eat and, therefore, our health and welfare. From the standpoint of globalization, food is no longer merely a source of nourishment or a mark of culture but a fungible commodity in the global food economy. Food unpacks and clarifies the mind-numbing complexities of today’s global food marketplace, international trade, transnational corporations, and financial markets. It provides the information and tools advocates can use to redesign the global food economy to promote fair trade, food justice, and food sovereignty.