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July-August 2013

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Books of Note: Food by Jennifer Clapp

Jennifer Clapp; Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012; 200 pp., hardcover (978-0-7456-4935-1), $19.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-7456-4936-8).

With roughly 40% of the global population directly or indirectly involved in the business of food production and distribution, the effects of the inner-workings of the food system extend beyond the scope of food security, food sovereignty, and issues of consumerism such as “food miles.” The diffuse and complex nature of the current network affects economies on both global and local scales and can make the production and sale of one of the most basic necessities seem opaque to those trying to understand or influence the business or politics of food.

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