The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Agricultural Standards

The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System

Editors: Bingen, Jim, Busch, Lawrence (Eds.)

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Food and agricultural standards have recently risen to the top of both national and international agendas. Popular concerns about the power of the World Trade Organization focus on the intertwined relationships between environmental protection, labor and human rights, and the standards used to produce and supply our food and fiber globally. In the developing world, agricultural grades and standards are an important part of the reconfiguration of roles and responsibilities between various public and private actors in market reform.

This original and informative collection of studies of agri-food standards in the modern economy addresses these and helps to define the scope of the emerging study of the politics of standards setting. Following an overview essay dealing with the multiple ways of thinking about, approaching and defining food and agricultural standards, eleven case studies offer a rich body of evidence that assesses the processes, dynamics and potential consequences of global agri-food standards.

For all interested in the strategic use of food and agricultural standards – from those in national and international governmental agencies, researchers and others in the academic and private sector to those in the private business sector – this volume offers a broader perspective on and will serve as an important resource.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The International Office of Vine and wine (OIV) and the World Trade Organization (WTO): Standardization Issues In The Wine Sector

    Dr. Hervé Hannin, Jean-Marie Codron, Dr. Sophie Thoyer

    Pages 73-92

  • The Indivisibility of Science, Policy and Ethics: Starlink™ Corn and the Making of Standards

    Maite P. Salazar, Jacquelyn Miller, Lawrence Busch, Michael Mascarenhas

    Pages 111-124

  • Paradoxes of Innovation: Standards and Technical Change in the Transformation of the US Soybean Industry

    Lawrence Busch, Elizabeth Ransom, Tonya Mckee, Gerad Middendorf, John E. Chesebro

    Pages 137-155

  • Cotton in West Africa: A Question of Quality

    Jim Bingen

    Pages 219-242

  • Shaping a Policy and Research Agenda

    Jim Bingen, Lawrence Busch

    Pages 245-251

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Standards
Book Subtitle
The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System
Editors
  • Jim Bingen
  • Lawrence Busch
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3984-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3984-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3983-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7007-4
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 259
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