The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World

Editors: Freyer, Bernhard, Bingen, Jim (Eds.)

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  • Offers new perspectives on enduring issues related to organic food and farming
  • Provides insight into organic issues in a broad range of countries from Europe, North America, Africa, New Zealand and Asia (Indonesia/Japan) and Australia.
  • Covers a wide range of social science issues related organic food and farming​
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This book is based on the assumption that “organic has lost its way”.  Paradoxically, it comes at a time when we witness the continuing of growth in organic food production and markets around the world. Yet, the book claims that organic has lost sight of its first or fundamental philosophical principles and ontological assumptions. The collection offers empirically grounded discussions that address the principles and fundamental assumptions of organic farming and marketing practices. The book draws attention to the core principles of organic and offers different clearly articulated and well-defined conceptual frameworks that offer new insights into organic practices. Divided into five parts, the book presents new perspectives on enduring issues, examines standards and certification, gives insights into much-discussed and additional market and consumer issues, and reviews the interplay of organic and conventional farming. The book concludes with a framework for rethinking ethics in the organic movement and reflections on the positioning of organic ethics.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Freyer, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Ethics in the Organic Movement

    Freyer, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 13-39

  • Organic Certification and the Rationalization of Alternative Food and Agriculture: Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Indonesia

    Hatanaka, Maki

    Pages 45-60

  • Differentiating Organics: Performing Multiple Objects to Organize Singular Markets for Organic Tea and Biscuits in the UK

    Loconto, Allison (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

  • Feeding the World – The Contribution of IFOAM Principles

    Freyer, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 81-102

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9190-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9189-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0630-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World
Editors
  • Bernhard Freyer
  • Jim Bingen
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9190-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9190-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9189-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0630-6
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 329
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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