Reading Books on Food Politics

Food Politics (What Everyone Needs to Know)

by Robert Paarlberg

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Publisher Comments:
The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food that is also safe, nutritious, fresh, and grown by local farmers using fewer chemicals. Heavily subsidized and underregulated commercial farmers are facing stronger push back from environmentalists and consumer activists, and food companies are under the microscope. Meanwhile, agricultural success in Asia has spurred income growth and dietary enrichment, but agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all citizens undernourished – and the international markets that link these diverse regions together are subject to sudden disruption.
Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today’s global food landscape, including international food prices, famines, chronic hunger, the Malthusian race between food production and population growth, international food aid, “green revolution” farming, obesity, farm subsidies and trade, agriculture and the environment, agribusiness, supermarkets, food safety, fast food, slow food, organic food, local food, and genetically engineered food.

Politics in each of these areas has become polarized over the past decade by conflicting claims and accusations from advocates on all sides. Paarlberg’s book maps this contested terrain, challenging myths and critiquing more than a few of today’s fashionable beliefs about farming and food. For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read.


The struggle over how the losses and gains from state action are allocated in the food and farming sector is what we shall call food politics.
Thinking globally is generally good advice in sectors like finance or when working on problems such as climate change, but for the politics of food and agriculture, it is often more useful to think nationally or even locally.

livestock are now responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, a bigger share than for transport.

The best approach is usually to combine agroecological insights with green revolution seeds and off-farm inputs.

Africa is failing to keep up with population growth not because it has exhausted its potential but instead because too little has been invested in developing that potential.

Typically in Africa today, governments spend only about 5 percent of their budget on any kind of agricultural investments, even though 60 percent of their citizens depend on the farming sector for income and employment.

roughly 65 percent of America’s food aid spending is eaten up by administrative and transport costs.

If biofuels demand had been the leading driver in the 2008 food price spike, corn prices would have risen more sharply than wheat or rice, yet corn rose less sharply than either.

Increasing the productivity of farm labor typically requires the introduction of new technologies such as improved seeds, fertilizers, and machinery. It also requires government investment in basic rural public goods such as roads and electricity.

The world does face a serious food crisis, but the best way to judge the magnitude of the crisis is to measure actual hunger rather than price fluctuations on the world market. This is because most of the world’s genuinely hungry people do not get their food from the world market.

Paradoxically and perversely, a majority of all these poor and hungry people in the developing world are farmers or pastoralists—people engaged in producing food. It is the low productivity of farming and animal grazing among the rural poor that is the chief cause of their chronic poverty, and it is their poverty that is the chief cause of their undernutrition.
About the Author
Robert Paarlberg is the B.F. Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. A leading authority on food policy, his books include Starved for Science, Policy Reform in American Agriculture, and Fixing Farm Trade.

Table of Contents:

Chapter One: An Overview of Food Politics
Chapter Two: Food Production and Population Growth

Chapter Three: The Politics of High Food Prices

Chapter Four: The Politics of Chronic Hunger

Chapter Five: The Politics of Famine

Chapter Six: The Green Revolution Controversy

Chapter Seven: Food Aid and Food Power

Chapter Eight: The Politics of Obesity

Chapter Nine: The Politics of Farm Subsidies and Trade

Chapter Ten: Agriculture, the Environment, and Farm Animals

Chapter Eleven: Agribusiness, Supermarkets, and Fast Food
Chapter Twelve: Organic and Local Food
Chapter Thirteen: Food Safety and Genetically Engineered Food
Chapter Fourteen: Who Governs the World Food System?


List of Acronyms Used in Book

Suggestions for Further Reading


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Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
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Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
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Peanut Advisory Board
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Almond Board of California
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National trade organization for baking industry since 1897.
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American Institute of Baking
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Professional society that provides a forum for all interests in the meat industry.
American Mushroom Institute
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American Peanut Shellers Association
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American Seed Trade Association
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American Soybean Association
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American Spice Trade Association
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Representing Louisiana’s sugar cane growers and processors.
American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Trade association in representing domestic sugarbeet growers in 13 states.
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Dedicated to California’s apricot industry.
Association for Dressings and Sauces
Since 1926, ADS has made this their creed by working together with members on government and technical issues and consumer awareness…
Association of Food Industries
Trade association serving the food import trade.
Association of Fruit and Vegetable Inspection
Comprised of inspection programs responsible for the shipping point inspection…
Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee
Formed to develop voluntary sanitation standards for the design & construction of bakery equipment.
Beer Institute
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Supplying Research & Development and Educational Programs to the Beet Sugar Industry.
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Promotes interaction & exchange of information between artisan bakers…
Brewers’ Association
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California Avocado Commission
Resource for the California Avocado industry.
Can Manufacturers Institute
Represents the industry before Congress, the Administration, and state governments.
Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology
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Cherry Marketing Institute
National promotion organization for tart cherries.
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Council for Responsible Nutrition
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Cranberry Institute
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Distilled Spirits Council of the USA
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Fats and Protein Research Foundation
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Food & Drug Law Institute
Dedicated to improving the understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting healthcare technologies, food and cosmetics.
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Distributor-led trade association representing food industry suppliers.
Food Ingredient Distribution Association
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Food Institute
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Clearing house of info for scientific applications related to foods and food products.
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National organization of packaging professionals.
Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils
Resources relating to the edible fats and oils industry.
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Association of food safety professionals.
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Trade association representing the bottled water industry.
International Dairy Foods Association
Represents more than 500 dairy food manufacturers, marketers, distributors…
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Reflects the changing scope of member needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries.
International Food Information Council
IFIC’s mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition.
International Society of Beverage Technologists
Organization whose interest is the technical and scientific aspects of soft drinks and beverages.
Master Brewers Association of the Americas
Leading technical organization in the brewing industry.
Meat Marketing & Technology
Magazine dedicated solely to the U.S./Canadian meat processing industry.
Midwest Food Processors Association
Foremost legislative voice of the food processing industry in the Midwest.
Milk Industry Foundation
Represent processors’ and manufacturers’ concerns facing the milk industry.
Mushroom Council
Created to serve the Mushroom Industry.
The Public Health and Safety Company. Food industry health, safety and audit specialists.
Nat’l Assoc. of Flavors & Food-Ingredient Systems
Association of processors and suppliers of fruits, flavors, syrups, colors, sweeteners, cocoa and related food ingredients.
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is a not-for-profit…
National Association of Flavors and Food
Association of manufacturers, processors and suppliers of fruits, flavors, syrups, and related food ingredients.
National Association of Margarine Manufacturers
Association serving health conscious consumers and the margarine industry.
National Association of Wheat Growers
Partnership of U.S. wheat growers who are working for a better future for their industry and the public.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry.
National Beer Wholesalers Association
Represents more than 2,300 licensed independent beer wholesalers.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Association for America’s cattle farmers and ranchers.
National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation
The National Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation (commonly called simply as NCGIF) is a nonprofit corporation…
National Coffee Association
Comprised of coffee producers, exporters, importers, roasters, wholesalers/distributors…
National Coffee Association of USA
The first trade association for the U.S. coffee industry.
National Confectioners Association (NCA)
National Trade Association dedicated to promoting/protecting the confectionery industry.
National Corn Growers Association
Federation which develops and implements polices and programs to protect and advance the corn producer’s interests.
National Cottonseed Products Association
Organization engaged in the processing & marketing of cottonseed products.
National Country Ham Association
Represents the interests of Country Ham Producers nationwide.
National Frozen Foods Association
Promote sales of frozen foods through education, training, research and sales planning.
National Grain Sorghum Producers
Organization representing U.S. grain sorghum farmers nationwide.
National Grain and Feed Association
Association that represents and provides services for grain, feed and grain-related commercial businesses.
National Honey Board
The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research…
National Institute of Oilseed Products
Association promoting the use of vegetable oils and raw materials.
National Meat Association
Advocating the interests of the meat industry since 1946.
National Milk Producers Federation
Primary national representative of dairy producers which directly lobbies Congress.
National Nutritional Foods Association
Represents the interests of manufacturers and retailers of a wide variety of natural products.
National Oilseed Processors Association
Organization representing the soybean, sunflower, canola, flaxseed and safflower seed crushing industries.
National Onion Association
The Voice of the Onion Industry.
National Pasta Association
The NPA is the trade association for U.S. pasta manufacturers and related suppliers.
National Pecan Shellers Assoc.
Focuses on the Pecan industry.
National Pork Board
National Pork Board.
National Pork Producers Council
Conducts public policy outreach on behalf of its 44 affiliated state association members.
National Potato Council
Association working for the well being of the U.S. potato industry on governmental issues.
National Poultry and Food Distributors Association
Provide services to poultry processors, further processors, distributors and marketers.
National Renderers Association
Members of this association are all in the business of rendering, i.e. transforming…
National Turkey Federation
National advocate for all segments of the turkey industry.
National Yogurt Association
Official resource for yogurt information.
North American Blueberry Council
Organization of members in the highbush blueberry industry.
North American Meat Processors Association
Serves the needs of its members through services and educational programs, meetings and seminars.
North American Millers’ Association
Trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industry.
Northern Nut Growers Association
Brings together people interested in growing nut trees.
Northwest Food Processors Association
Regional trade association for the fruit and vegetable processing industry since 1914.
Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry…
Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Assoc.
Serves the needs of firms involved with grain, feed, and other agricultural commodities within the Pacific Northwest.
Peanut & Tree Nut Processors Assoc.
Provides a forum for processors, manufacturers, & suppliers of peanuts, tree nuts, and related products.
Peanut Advisory Board
Association representing peanut farmers in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
Peanut Institute
Dedicated to expanding state-of-the-art knowledge regarding peanuts and peanut products.
Pet Food Institute
National Trade Association of dog and cat food manufacturers.
Pickle Packers International
Association for the pickled vegetable industry.
Private Label Manufacturers Association
Represents more than 3,200 companies around the world.
Produce Marketing Association
Trade association serving those who market fresh fruits, vegetables, and related products worldwide.
R&D Associates for Military Food & Packaging
Provides the safest and highest quality food and food service to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Refrigerated Foods Association
Goal is to become the principal association for prepared refrigeration food companies.
Salt Institute
Association of salt producers founded in 1914.
Snack Food Association
The Snack Food Association (SFA) is the international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack..
Society of Human Resource Managment (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management…
Southwest Meat Association
Created to give support to its members by initiating opportunities & resolving problems.
Soy Protein Council
Formed to discuss and act on common issues of concern to the soy industry.
Sugar Association
Educates consumer and professional audiences about pure, natural sugar.
Tea Association
Association to protect the interests of the tea trade in the United States.
Tortilla Industry Association
The Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) was created in 1989 to serve the emerging tortilla industry…
U.S. Dairy Export Council
Represents the interests of milk producers, dairy cooperatives, proprietary processors, export traders and industry suppliers.
U.S. Grains Council
Building global markets for U.S. grains.
U.S. Meat Export Federation
Working to create opportunities & develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
World’s largest and most active poultry organization.
U.S. Wheat Associates
Develops export markets on behalf of American wheat farmers.
USA Rice Federation
Promotes the domestic and international demand for rice.
United Egg Association
Alliance of four separate organizations providing services to the egg industry.
United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Promotes the growth and success of produce companies and their partners.
United Soybean Board
Link to subscribe to USB’s Publications!
Virginia Apple Growers Association
Virginia’s Red and Golden Delicious varieties are the all-time favorites…
Walnut Marketing Board
Promotes usage of walnuts in the U.S. through publicity, product promotions and production research & education programs.
Washington State Potatoes
State association to promote potato growers and suppliers.
Western Growers Association
Trade association whose members grow, pack, and ship 90 percent of the fresh vegetables in California and Arizona.
Wheat Foods Council
The Wheat Foods Council is an industry-wide partnership dedicated to increasing wheat and other grain foods…
Wheat Quality Council
Goal is to enhance the milling and end-use qualities of wheat in the United States.
Wine Institute
The public policy advocacy association of California wineries.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc
National trade organization representing the wholesale branch of the wine and spirits industry.

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