By Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch

3 major students within the box clarify why position and provenance are assuming extra significance within the nutrition chain to manufacturers, shoppers, and regulators. They research how those matters impact debates at the way forward for nutrition and farming, exploring the consequences for 3 very various areas: California, Tuscany, and Wales.

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While the European Commission genuinely believed that the CAP reform package of 2003 constituted a radical reform of the subsidy system, not least because it ‘decoupled’ subsidies from production and rendered them less trade-distorting, the developing countries begged to diVer. The reason why these diVerent perceptions could coexist is that the AoA provides some Xexibility in the allocation of subsidies to diVerent ‘boxes’. In the arcane terminology of the WTO, domestic support falls into three categories—corresponding to amber, blue, and green boxes—according to its potential to distort agricultural trade: .

Contrary to fashionable claims about the benign eVects of liberalization and globalization, a sober assessment of the evidence suggests that ‘integration with the world economy is an outcome, not a prerequisite, of a successful growth strategy’ (Rodrik, 2001). Regulatory World of Agri-food 35 There can be no agreement on agriculture unless the ‘non-trade concerns’ of all parties are recognized and respected.

In turn, this should allow us to examine the diverse regions that comprise the new geography of food as discrete worlds of food made up of distinct ensembles of conventions, practices, and institutions. Conventions and Worlds of Production The clustering of conventions, practices, and institutions in diVering worlds of production is explicitly addressed in work conducted by Storper (see Storper, 1997; Storper and Salais, 1997). Storper is interested in new forms of regionalization and localization in the global economy.

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