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By Peter Jackson

regardless of executive claims that meals is more secure and extra on hand this present day than ever sooner than, contemporary survey proof demonstrates excessive degrees of food-related nervousness between Western shoppers. whereas continual starvation and malnutrition are rather infrequent within the West, nutrients scares in relation to person items, matters approximately worldwide foodstuff defense and different expressions of purchaser nervousness approximately nutrients stay widespread.

Anxious Appetites explores the motives of those present-day anxieties. taking a look at fears over provenance and legislation in a global of lengthening provide chains and bigger focus of company energy, Peter Jackson investigates how anxieties approximately foodstuff stream and the way they act as a channel for broader social concerns. Drawing on case reviews equivalent to the 2013 horsemeat scandal and fears concerning the infection of toddler formulation in China in 2008, he examines how and why those matters emerge. evaluating survey effects with ethnographic statement of purchaser perform, he explores the space among respectable recommendation approximately nutrition protection and people's daily adventure of meals, together with a critique of ideological notions of 'consumer choice'.

A eye-catching, well timed publication which offers a brand new thought of social anxiety.

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