Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Organic Food and Agriculture - New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences

Edited by Matthew Reed, ISBN 978-953-307-764-2, 228 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 05, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1526
Edited Volume

The global phenomenon of organic food and farming, after three decades of progress, faces new challenges as markets mature and the impacts of the global recession start to change consumers and farmers' expectations. This global survey of the organic food and farming considers how the social sciences have come to understand in what way consumers make their choices as they shop, and how new national markets evolve. It also surveys how established organic sectors in North America and Europe are changing in response to the changes, that in part, the organic movement has created. Moving from a wide range of social science disciplines, methodologies and perspectives, this book represents an excellent starting place for new readers, and offers innovation to those already familiar with the literature.