|The Frontier Program Announces A New Book|
The Frontier Program announces the publication of a book authored by two Frontier faculty members (Drs. Justin Kastner and Jason Ackleson) and three FIX students (Kathryn Krusemark, Edward Nyambok, and Cobus Block): Food and Agriculture Security: An Historical, Multidisciplinary Approach (Justin Kastner, Ed). Publisher: ABC-CLIO (2010).
This work is an historical, multidisciplinary explanation of the complexities of the food system in the United States and around the world, spanning from the beginning of the modern era to today's globalized, interconnected market.
With our constant concern about threats to homeland security, ensuring the security of our nation's food supply is a top priority; nearly 20 percent of goods imported to the United States today are food and agricultural products. Do we truly have the ability to inspect all of the consumables that come to us, though?
Although a revolution in food supply and trade has been ongoing for decades, most North American consumers have been unaware of these changes; after all, to the end buyer, the food seems the same at the supermarket. Nevertheless, a large percentage of today's food and agricultural products are imported--a reality which has prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to designate Food and Agriculture as a "Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector." Given the volume of trade, the nature of testing required, and the importance of ensuring the safety of these products, cross-border cooperation is essential.
This book examines our food system in its entirety, discusses threats to food and agriculture security in America and abroad, and covers trade policy issues and U.S.-specific regulations affecting the food supply chain security. Emerging models of cross-border cooperation in Food and Agriculture Security are also described.
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