Each anthology in the Global Viewpoints series delivers contemporary perspectives from outside of the United States on a featured subject of global significance. Primary sources such as speeches and government documents combine with media sources to provide the comprehensive information students and readers need to think critically about the issue's worldwide implications.
This volume focuses on food around the world: its safety, scarcity, security, and significance in the world economy. Chapters address the need for international food safety standards and current efforts and vulnerabilities; dependence on fossil fuels to produce and ship food; concerns for the world's fisheries; threats of food shortages in Africa and Asia; and the economic impact of free trade, fair trade, and the local food movement.
"These books provide a unique perspective to today's social issues and are recommended for school library collections."
--American Reference Books Annual, 2012
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