Agric Hum Values (2017) 34:781–782 DOI 10.1007/s10460-017-9769-9 Lisa F. Clark: The changing politics of organic food in North America Edward Elger Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2015, 249 pp, ISBN 978-1-78471-827-5 Thelma I. Velez Accepted: 4 January 2017 / Published online: 14 February 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 In The changing politics of organic food in North America, into the evolution of organic food in the global economy. Lisa F. Clark provides a detailed account of the evolution of By delineating key institutional players and their goals, perspectives, practices, and definitions of organic agricul- she explores how certain policies contributed to the mar- ture in the United States and Canada, and the consequence ginalization of the ‘original’ elements of organic, in favor of such changes for organic commodities. In the first three of easier to adopt product-based definitions in the U.S. chapters of the book, she delves into the implications of the and Canada. She suggests the shift from private regula- transition of organic principles from a process-based prac- tion of organic food, such as trust-based quality assurance tice to a product-based definition. She attempts to persuade schemes, to the creation of public and national organic the reader that the root of
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