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Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart

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In recent years, the integrity of food production and distribution has become an issue of wide social concern. The media frequently report on cases of food contamination as well as on the risks of hormones and cloning. Journalists, documentary filmmakers, and activists have had their say, but until now a survey of the latest research on the history of the modern ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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The product of a 2006 conference dedicated to food chains, this fantastic collection of essays interrogates the ways by which food makes its way from farm to plate, a process that editor Warren Belasco argues to be a worthwhile “organizing principle to understand food in our society” (2). In four sections, the text provides two overview essays, a section on animals and meat, another on processing, and a last section on sales.

My favorite chapters explored the transformation of hog production "fr
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