Book Review: Finance or Food? The role of cultures, values, and ethics in land use negotiations

Authors

  • Amanda Shankland Carleton University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v7i2.451

Keywords:

food, land, ethics, finance

Abstract

Book Review of Finance or Food? The role of cultures, values, and ethics in land use negotiations, Hilde Bjorkhaug, Philip McMichael, and Bruce Muirhead.

We have today a highly capitalized and complex agricultural system that contorts the global food system into a collection of financialized assets to be bought and sold, traded and swapped—a food system within which food has become an ancillary afterthought. The important collection of essays in Finance or Food? looks at the kinds of values that have influenced investment decisions over land since the 2008 food crisis.

   

Author Biography

Amanda Shankland, Carleton University

Amanda Shankland is a third year doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University. She has specializations in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her areas of research expertise include agricultural trade, food security, climate change and rural development. 

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Published

2020-11-16

How to Cite

Shankland, A. (2020). Book Review: Finance or Food? The role of cultures, values, and ethics in land use negotiations. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 7(2), 95–98. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v7i2.451

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Book/Art/Event Review