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University of Toronto Mississauga • Department of Geography • Winter 2015

GGR 287H5S: Food and Globalization


 Instructor: Pierre Desrochers


 Lectures: Monday 3-5PM


 Phone: (905) 828-5206

 Office: Davis Building, room 3273


 Lecture room: DV 2072




recommendations' DIRECT LINKS


> Encyclopedias and Reference Works
> Academic Journals

> General
> Data

Current Issues
> Governmental and National Institutions, Societies and Activists
> Academic Research Centers
> Organizations and individuals with a strong point of view
> Miscellaneous Items
> Animal Diseases

Suggested Scholarly Sources

Encyclopedias and Reference Works

Hayes' Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology (Third Edition)

Kipple, Kenneth F. and Kriemhild Coneθ Ornelas (eds). 2000. The Cambridge World History of Food. Cambridge University Press.

Cutler Cleveland (ed.) Encyclopedia of Earth
Various sub-categories and specific entries, including Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Soils & Fisheries and Aquaculture

Vasant Gowariker et al. 2009. The Fertilizer Encyclopedia. Wiley.

Kirk-Othmer Food and Feed Technology, 2 Volume Set. 2007. Wiley.

Ullmann's Agrochemicals, 2 Volumes. Wiley. 2007.

Keith Roberts (ed.) 2007. Handbook of Plant Science, 2 volumes. Wiley.

Jack R. Plimmer (ed.) 2002. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals, 3 Volume.

Shelton, Anthony. Biological Control. A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America (Cornell University, Department of Entomology).

International Labor Organization (ILO). ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety
- Food processes
- Beverage industry
- Fishing
- Livestock rearing

Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) 

Academic Journals

Special Issue (open access) on "Food Security: Feeding the World in 2050." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) 365 (1554), September 27, 2010.

Special issue on "Can Science Feed the World." Nature, July 28, 2010.

Special issue on "Food Security."Science 327 (5967), February 11, 2010.

During 2000 and 2001, the editors of Plant Physiology published a series of now freely available Editor's Choice articles devoted to biotechnology (Site maintained by the American Society of Plant Biologists).

Special issue (open access) of Social Research (Spring 1999) on "Food: Nature and Culture."

Agricultural and Applied Economics Associations (Publications)
Agricultural History
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Electronic Journals for Agriculture
Food and Foodways
Giannini Foundation Library (Journals)
Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization
Journals sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy
Taylor and Francis (Agriculture and Environmental Sciences)
Food, Culture & Society
Food & History
Food Policy
Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies
- Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science
- Agriculture

Suggested Websites

• General

UN FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) (the best resource for this course)
- Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO/WHO Food Standards)
- Glossary
- World Agriculture: Towards 2015/2030 (An FAO Perspective)
- FAO Committee on World Food Security  
- Food and Nutrition in Numbers 2014

Environmental Literacy Council on Food on
- Agriculture and Development
- Diet and Nutrition
- Food and Lifestyle
- Liquid Biofuels for Transport
- Water Resources

International Food Policy Institute

Global Food Security (UK)
- Bibliography and Links

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development)
Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Overseas Development Institute on Agricultural Development Policy

Resources for the Future on Food and Agriculture

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Economics Research Service

World Bank on
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Agricultural trade
- Distortions to agricultural incentives
- World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development

World Food Prize

World Health Organization
- Food safety
- Atlas - Life Expectancy at Birth

World Trade Organization
- Agriculture
- Food Security 
- Agricultural News 

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - Agricultural Geography
- Geography of Agriculture: An Overview of Agricultural Geography
- Slash and Burn Agriculture
- Green Revolution
- Rangeland
- The Von Thunen Model

United Nations
- UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
- UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme)
- World Food Programme
- OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) on the Right to Food 
- UN Committee on Global Food Security

Johns Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future - Food Policy Resources

• Data

Global Food Security (UK) links to food security statistics (various sources)

AMAD (Agricultural Market Access Database)
ASTI (Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators)
Canadian Dairy Information Centre
Farm Subsidy Database
Futures Trading Charts
Gapminder Agriculture
- FAO Socio-economic, Agricultural and Environmental Indicators
- Food Prices Index
- Statistical Yearbook
UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
- Agricultural Products and Beverages
Statistics Canada
- Agriculture
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
- Economics Research Service
- Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System
- National Agricultural Statistics Service
Ag Atlas Maps
- Crops and Plants
- Livestock and Animals
USGS (United States Geological Survey)
- Mineral Commodities Summaries (estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data, including fertilizers)

• History

Antique and Classical Writings
Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder). Approx. 160 BCE. de Agri Cultura
Marcus Terentius Varro. Approx. 27 BCE. de Re Rustica
Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella. Approx. 65AD. de Re Rustica

General "Agriculture and Farm Innovations"
Archaeology on
- plant domestication
- animal domestication
- domestication of animal and plants

Agricultural History Society
British Agricultural History Society
Cambridge World History of Food (Table of contents)
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (Cornell University)
Eh.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History (various entries)
Farm, Field and Fireside: Agricultural Newspaper Collection (University of Illinois)
Food Bibliography
Food History News
Foodlinks (A selection of English web pages related to food history)
Food Museum Online
Food Timeline
History, Art and Biography
Natural History Museum (UK), Seeds of Trade
Rare book image gallery
Research Centre for the History of Food and Drink (University of Adelaide)

Encyclopedia of Canada - Agriculture (History)

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) on
- USDA AG 101
- Growing a Nation (History of American Agriculture)
- History of American Agriculture timeline
- Pomological Watercolor Collection Apples

Topical (Topics, Museums and Exhibits)
Fruitlands Museum
Potato Museum
Rice (All about rice - International Year of Rice)
World Carrot Museum

Online courses
Albala, Ken (University of the Pacific). Food: A Cultural Culinary History

• Current Issues

News (specialized)
AgWeb (Farm Journal)
Amber Waves
ARE update (Agricultural and Resource Economics Update - UC Davis)
FAO Global Information and Early Warning News (on food and agriculture) (A Summary of Farm Policy News - USA)
FEWS Net (Famine Early Warning System Net - US Aid)
Meridian Institute - Food Security and AgBiotech News
National Geographic on food (Weekly "Future of Food" newsletter)

News (general)
The Globe and Mail on Food and Wine
The Guardian on Food and Drink
Washington Post on Global Food Crisis

Commodity-based Research Centers
AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(Among the most prominent CGIAR research centers are
- International Center for Tropical Agriculture
- International Food Policy Research Institute
- International Livestock Research Institute
- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
- International Rice Research Institute)

Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building
(see the list of partners:global | regional | national | societies and associations | web initiatives)

International Trade Associations and Societies
Crop Life International (Plant Science Industry)
European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association
Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) 
IFA: International Fertilizer Industry Association
International Fertilizer Development Center
International Food Information Council Foundation - Food Insight
International Seed Federation
International Union of Nutritional Sciences
International Union of Food Science and Technology
International Union of Soil Science
International Union of Toxicology
Snack Food Association - An International Trade Association
World Organization for Animal Health

International Labor Organization
- Bibliographies on agriculture, plantations and other rural sectors
- Bibliographies on the food, drink and tobacco sector

• Governmental and National Institutions, Societies and Activists

Government of Canada
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Food Safety
- Public Health Agency of Canada on Food Safety
- Statistics Canada, Canadian Agriculture at a Glance
Health Canada
- Food Safety
- Agricultural Food Crops
- Codex Alimentarius in Canada
- Pesticides and Pest Management
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Agriculture

Be Food Safe (Canada)
Beef Information Centre
Food Secure Canada
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance
Canadian Canola Growers' Association
Canola Council of Canada
Canadian Encyclopedia on Agriculture
Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
Canadian Grain Commission
Canadian Organic Growers
Canadian Organic Livestock Association
Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA)
Canadian Seed Institute (CSI)
Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA)
Canadian Soybean Exporters' Association
CD Howe Institute on agricultural policy
Farmers Feed Cities
Food and Consumer Product Manufacturers of Canada
Grain Growers of Canada (GGC)
Healthy Canadians website
Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) on Agriculture
Nourrir notre monde
People's Food Policy Project
Retail Council of Canada
Seeds of Diversity
Slow Food Canada
Soy 2020 Project 
Union des producteurs agricoles (Quebec)
Vegetable Oil Producer of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on:
- agriculture
- crops
- environment
- food safety and traceability
- livestock
- organic agriculture
- urban agriculture
- on food
- food safety and traceability
- food inspection programs
- animal health and welfare
- on food safety

Ontario Ministry of Environment
- Agriculture & Farming
- Nutrient Management
- Pesticides

- Ontario agricultural and agri-business statistics
- Foodland Ontario
- Ontario Food Terminal Board

Agricultural producers, agri-business and other organizations
List of Agriculture, Food and Rural Organizations
Grain Producers of Ontario (corn, wheat and soybeans)
Ontario Agri-Business Association (OABA)
Ontario Farmland Trust
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario Wheat Producers' Marking Board
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada - Ontario
Organic Council of Ontario


American Dietetic Association
American Frozen Food Institute
American Phytopathological Society
American Seed Trade Association
American Society of Agronomy
American Society for Plasticulture
Center for Disease Control and Prevention on nutrition and food safety
Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Food and Drugs Administration on food
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Institute of Food Technologists
National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Slow Food USA

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on
- Food and Nutrition Information Center
- Food Safety Research Information Office
- National Agricultural Library
- Nutrition
- Food Atlas

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
-Food Safety Education

US GAO (Government Accounting Office)
- Agriculture and Food

Australian Commodity Research Institute - Food Institute
Center for Strategic and International Studies' Global Food Security Project
The Danish Environmental Institute's Green Roads to Growth Project - Case Study Area #5: Agriculture
German Institute of Food Technologies
Global Food Security (UK) (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)
OXFAM on Agriculture
UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on Food

• Academic Research Centers

Agricultural Policy Research Networks
Canadian Agricultural Innovation and Regulation Network
Canadian Agricultural and Trade Policy Network (CATPRN)
Canadian Association for Food Studies
Ecological Agriculture Projects
George Morris Centre 
National Food Strategy
Ryerson University's Centre for Studies in Food Security

Agrarian Studies (Yale University)
Agile Agriculture (University of Arkansas)
California Agriculture (University of California)
Food Policy Institute (Rutgers University)
Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (University of California)
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Iowa State University)
University of California Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program

United Kingdom
Cultures of Consumption Project on
- Alternative Food Networks
- History of Italian Style Coffee
- Chewing Gum
- Water Politics in the UK (History)
- Global Supply Chains and Consumer Confidence
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health

• Organizations and individuals with a strong point of view

- Pro modern agri-business and trade liberalization
American Council on Science and Health
Biotechnology Information
Cato Institute on agricultural trade and "downsizing the federal government" (agriculture)
Center for Consumer Freedom
Center for Global Food Issues
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) on Agriculture
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 
Frontier Centre for Public Policy's Rural Renaissance Project
Genetic Literacy Project
Heritage Foundation on Agriculture
Hudson Institute on Agriculture and Biotechnology
Independent Institute on agriculture
International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council
Meridian Institute on Agriculture and Food Security 
Safe Food Inc
The Truth about Trade and Technology

Dennis Avery (Hudson Institute, CFACT and Center for Global Food Issues
Indur Goklany on Food Security and Agriculture
Jayson Lusk (Oklahoma State University)
Jim Prevor (Perishable Pundit)
Jon Entine 
Jude Capper 
Kym Anderson (University of Adelaide, formerly at the World Bank)
Louise O. Fresco (University of Amsterdam)
Robert Paalberg
Rob Lyons - Panic on a Plate
Ronald Bailey
Sallie James (Cato Institute)
Thomas R DeGregori (University of Houston)
Vaclav Smil (University of Manitoba)
Rachel Laudan 
Kevin Folta
Steve Savage 

- Critics of modern agri-business and globalization
Berry Center 
Center for Food Safety
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Institute for Food Policy and Development
Land Institute
La Via Campesina (International PeasantMovement)
Montana Food System Council
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Oakland Institute
Rodale Institute 
Schumacher Center for a New Economics 
Seed Savers Exchange
Slow Food International
Sustainable Agriculture (resources on)
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Sustainable Food

Miguel Altieri (UC-Berkeley)
Mark Bittman
Tim Lang
Matt Liebman (Iowa State University)
Marion Nestle (Food Politics)
Raj Patel
Michael Pollan
Sara Rich
Paul Roberts (The End of Food)
Joel Salatin (Polyface)
Eric Schlosser
Nicola Twilley (Edible Geography)

• Miscellaneous items

Shipping rates calculator

• Animal Diseases

World Organization for Animal Health

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