Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)

Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction (Earthscan Food and Agriculture) Author Parke Wilde
ISBN-10 1849714290
ISBN-13 9781849714297
Year 2013-03-20
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Routledge
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This book offers a broad introduction to food policies in the United States Real world controversies and debates motivate the books attention to economic principles policy analysis nutrition science and contemporary data sources It assumes that the reader s concern is not just the economic interests of farmers but also includes nutrition sustainable agriculture the environment and food security The books goal is to make US food policy more comprehensible to those inside and outside the agri food sector whose interests and aspirations have been ignored The chapters cover US agriculture food production and the environment international agricultural trade food and beverage manufacturing food retail and restaurants food safety dietary guidance food labeling advertising and federal food assistance programs for the poor The author is an agricultural economist with many years of experience in the non profit advocacy sector the US Department of Agriculture and as a professor at Tufts University The author s well known blog on US food policy provides a forum for discussion and debate of the issues set out in the book

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