publication . Article . 2010

Crisis? What Crisis? The Normality of the Current Food Crisis

Lang, T.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Journal of Agrarian Change, volume 10, pages 87-97 (issn: 1471-0358, eissn: 1471-0366, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The 2005–8 food crisis was a shock to political elites, but in some respects the situation was normal. Food policies are failing to respond adequately to the squeeze on land, people, health and environment. Strong evidence of systems failure and stress, termed here New Fundamentals, ought to reframe twenty-first century food politics and effort. Yet so far, international discourse is too often narrow and technical. The paper suggests that 2005–8 reinforced how the dominant twentieth century productionist policy paradigm is running out of steam. This assumed that producing more food would resolve social problems. Yet distortions in markets, access and culture rem...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, Global and Planetary Change, Anthropology, Market economy, Food politics, Food systems, Food security, Sustainable agriculture, Cognitive reframing, Corporate governance, Social issues, Politics, Economics, HM
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publication . Article . 2010

Crisis? What Crisis? The Normality of the Current Food Crisis

Lang, T.;