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Published: 11 November 2004

282 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780195169614

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French Beans and Food Scares

Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

Susanne Freidberg

  • Shows how powerful food retailers, in the name of protecting consumers' right to safe, high quality and ethical food, are imposing a new form of postcolonial power on some of the world's poorest countries
  • Shows how the mad cow crisis and other European food scares have had dramatic and far-reaching consequences
  • Explores the behind-the-scenes work of the go-betweens in the globalized food economy

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