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French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

Susanne Freidberg

Abstract

From mad cows to McDonaldization to genetically modified maize, European food scares and controversies at the turn of the millennium provoked anxieties about the perils hidden in an increasingly industrialized, internationalized food supply. These food fears have cast a shadow as long as Africa, where farmers struggle to meet European demand for the certifiably clean green bean. But the trade in fresh foods between Africa and Europe is hardly uniform. Britain and France still do business mostly with their former colonies, in ways that differ as dramatically as their national cuisines. The Brit ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195169607.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanne Freidberg, author