Agricultural Standards: The Shape of the Global Food and by Jim Bingen, Lawrence Busch

By Jim Bingen, Lawrence Busch

Nutrients and agricultural criteria have lately risen to the head of either nationwide and foreign agendas. renowned issues in regards to the energy of the realm alternate association specialise in the intertwined relationships among environmental safety, hard work and human rights, and the criteria used to provide and provide our nutrition and fiber globally. within the constructing global, agricultural grades and criteria are a huge a part of the reconfiguration of roles and duties among a variety of private and non-private actors in marketplace reform. This unique and informative choice of experiences of agri-food criteria within the glossy economic climate addresses those and is helping to outline the scope of the rising learn of the politics of criteria surroundings. Following an outline essay facing the a number of methods of pondering, coming near near and defining nutrients and agricultural criteria, 11 case reports supply a wealthy physique of facts that assesses the techniques, dynamics and capability results of world agri-food criteria. For all drawn to the strategic use of nutrition and agricultural criteria – from these in nationwide and overseas governmental firms, researchers and others within the educational and personal zone to these within the deepest enterprise area – this quantity bargains a broader point of view on and may function a big source.

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Second, as noted above, there has been a shift in the nature of the market from “fungible agricultural commodities” (mass markets with homogeneous goods) to “differentiated agricultural commodities” with personal market niche characteristics (especially for fruits/vegetables, but increasingly for meat and grains) over the past two decades (Jones and Hill 1994). There has been a significant lag in standards leading to fears that standards may be hindering markets from dynamically adjusting to the new trade environment (Hill 1990).

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