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Food PolicyIntegrating health, environment and society$
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Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.001.0001

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Defining food policy

Defining food policy

(p.21) Chapter 2 Defining food policy
Food Policy

Tim Lang

David Barling

Martin Caraher

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an overview of food policy. It describes the disciplines that offer insights and stake claims on food policy. It discusses four phases in the development of food policy covering the 1940s and 1950s, the 1970s, the 1980s–2000s, and the 21st century. It identifies six cross-cutting food policy goals emerging that are essential to addressing ecological public health. These are (i) achieving sufficiency of production on ecological terms; (ii) preventing diet-related ill-health (within a sustainable food supply); (iii) harnessing all sciences to address the nature of production; (iv) lowering food's impact on the environment; (v) achieving international development and social justice; and (vi) food democracy.

Keywords:   food policy development, modern food policy, policy goals, public health, diet-related ill-health, social justice

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