Trade, Food, Diet and Health

Corinna Hawkes, Chantal Blouin, Spencer Henson, Nick Drager, Laurette Dub

Trade, Food, Diet and Health
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Published29th October 2009
ISBN9781444315400
Price£102.29
Print ISBN9781405199865
eISBN9781444315400
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PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Edition1st edition
Pages338
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Dietetics & nutrition
BIC:MBNH3
BISAC:MED060000
123Library ID:4436
Format:eBook

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The global shift towards overweight and obese populations has led to a significant rise in diet-related chronic illness. This book examines the role global food trade has played in that shift, looking carefully at how the trade of food across national borders, international and regional trade agreements, the process of trade and investment liberalization, and the growth of transnational food corporations affects what people eat and, by implication, their health.

An international team of editors has brought together a prestigious group of contributors who present a critical analysis of the linkages between trade, food and diet in different domains. Between them, the multidisciplinary group present a balanced perspective on the opportunities and risks trade poses for dietary trends and offer a practical analysis of the policy options available to address this growing global concern.

  • An international multidisciplinary team of authors
  • Detailed look at the issues followed by practical policy analysis
  • A comprehensive review of an important global issue

Academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of public health, especially those concerned with nutrition, obesity and chronic disease, will find this book an enlightening and fascinating read. Social scientists, policy makers, trade analysts and food industry professionals will equally gain much from this innovative approach to the subject.

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Table of Contents

Trade, Food, Diet and Health : Perspectives and Policy Options3
Contents7
List of Editors and Contributing Authors9
Acknowledgements19
PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW21
1 Trade, Health and Dietary Change23
2 An Overview of Global Food Trade36
PART 2: LINKS BETWEEN TRADE AND DIET53
3 The Influence of Trade Liberalisation and Global Dietary Change: The Case of Vegetable Oils, Meat and Highly Processed Foods55
4 Global Trade of Fruits and Vegetables and the Role of Consumer Demand80
5 International Trade, Food and Diet Costs, and the Global Obesity Epidemic97
6 Trade, Transnational Corporations and Food Consumption: A Global Value Chain Approach111
7 Links Between Supermarkets and Food Prices, Diet Diversity and Food Safety in Developing Countries131
8 The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy and the European Diet: Is There a Link?151
9 The Effect of Trade and Trade Policy on Diet and Health in the Pacific Islands167
10 Food Imports and Dietary Change: A Perspective from Thailand189
PART 3: POLICY OPTIONS213
11 Tackling Childhood Obesity in an Era of Trade Liberalisation215
12 National Food Regulations and the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Implications for Trade-Related Measures to Promote Healthy Diets239
13 The Potential of the Codex Alimentarius to Promote Healthy Diets Worldwide – the Canadian Experience of Implementation258
14 Agricultural Trade Policy Instruments to Promote Healthy Diets in Developing Countries: An Assessment of the Opportunities within the Framework of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the Doha Development Agenda284
15 The Impact of International Trade and Investment Rules on the Ability of Governments to Implement Interventions to Address Obesity: A Case Study from the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity299
Glossary of Trade Terms319
Index329