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Food and agriculture security : an historical, multidisciplinary approach / Justin Kastner, editor
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011
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 3rd Floor  HD9006 .F58 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Food supply -- Government policy -- United States
Food security -- United States
Agriculture and state -- United States
Physical Description x, 162 : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary A comprehensive understanding of food and agriculture security is best wrought through multidisciplinary analysis. Indeed, multiple academic disciplines provide lenses through which the multiple dimensions of food and agriculture security may be comprehensively examined. Food and agriculture security-- a stated priority research area of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-- concerns the safety, security, and ongoing operation of the agricultural and food system in a global society that values both trade and security. Any attempt to understand the food system must involve multidisciplinary, multidimensional study. This book offers a bona fide multidisciplinary as well as historical approach to help students appreciate such a complex and multifaceted subject. Authored by scholars within the Frontier program for the historical studies of border security, food security, and trade policy, the book reviews some of the most salient and trade-related food and agriculture security concerns of the 19th century, describes the modern-day policy and industry contexts in which food and agriculture security issues arise, provides historical and contemporary illustrations of the vulnerability in the food and agriculture sector, identifies modern-day domestic (United States) as well as international (e.g., China) challenges, and highlights the role that public-private partnerships and cross-border cooperation must play in ensuring food and agriculture security in a globalized world
Contents Food and agriculture security: an historical illustration of contemporary challenges / Justin Kastner -- Food and agriculture security along the farm-to-table continuum / Kathryn Krusemark -- Historical and contemporary cases illustrating the vulnerability of specific commodities and sectors / Kathryn Krusemark and Cobus Block -- Import security: U.S. and global approaches / Edward Nyambok -- Managing human and animal-health threats: additional lessons from the 19th-century trading world / Justin Kastner -- Looking forward / Cobus Block, Jason Ackleson, and Justin Kastner -- Available resources related to food and agriculture security / Kathryn Krusemark and Justin Kastner
Alternate Author Kastner, Justin

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