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  1. What to buy? On the complexity of being a critical consumer

    Contributor(s):: Gjerris, M., Gamborg, C., Saxe, H.

    This article criticises the notion that critical/political/ethical consumerism can solve issues related to sustainability and food production. It does this by analysing the complexity of the concept of sustainability as related to food choices. The current trend of pursuing a sustainable food...

  2. Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres

    Contributor(s):: Blanchard, C.

    In recent years, a frustrating new trend has been observed by those working with homeless people in developed cities: the emergence of a growing group of wandering dog-owners whose lives are highly impacted by their bond to the animal. In this study, we take a close look at the dogs' names to...

  3. Homeless people with dogs: what can be learned from the animals' names?Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres

    Contributor(s):: Blanchard, C.

    In recent years, a frustrating new trend has been observed by those working with homeless people in developed cities: the emergence of a growing group of wandering dog-owners whose lives are highly impacted by their bond to the animal. In this study, we take a close look at the dogs' names to...

  4. New insights into the Early Neolithic economy and management of animals in Southern and Central Europe revealed using lipid residue analyses of pottery vessels

    Contributor(s):: Salque, M., Radi, G., Tagliacozzo, A., Uria, B. P., Wolfram, S., Hohle, I., Stauble, H., Whittle, A., Hofmann, D., Pechtl, J., Schade-Lindig, S., Eisenhauer, U., Evershed, R. P.

    Analyses of organic residues preserved in ceramic potsherds enable the identification of foodstuffs processed in archaeological vessels. Differences in the isotopic composition of fatty acids allow differentiation of non-ruminant and ruminant fats, as well as adipose and dairy fats. This paper...

  5. Liberalism and the two directions of the local food movement

    Contributor(s):: Noll, S.

    The local food movement is, increasingly, becoming a part of the modern American landscape. However, while it appears that the local food movement is gaining momentum, one could question whether or not this trend is, in fact, politically and socially sustainable. Is local food just another trend...

  6. Sobrepoblació canina y felina: tendencias y nuevas perspectivas

    Contributor(s):: C.A. Salamanca, L.J. Polo, J. Vargas

    A través de una revisión sistemática de la literatura, publicada entre 1973 y 2009, seconsultaron las siguientes bases de datos, a saber: ScienceDirect, Ebsco, Springerlink yMedline, para la búsqueda de la información. Como palabras clave se utilizaron: perrosde libre ambulación, vínculo...

  7. Comparison of susceptibility to antimicrobials of bacterial isolates from companion animals in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Canada between 2 time points 10 years apart

    Contributor(s):: Simon Authier, Dominique Paquette, Olivia Labrecque, Serge Messier

    The susceptibility to antimicrobials of bacterial species most frequently isolated from companion animals in a veterinary teaching diagnostic laboratory was evaluated retrospectively. A significant decrease between 1990–1992 and 2002–2003 was noted in the susceptibility of dog isolates to the...

  8. Forty-two Thousand and One Dalmatians: Fads, Social Contagion, and Dog Breed Popularity

    Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold

  9. Integrating qualitative and quantitative theoretical perspectives in applied advertising research: Comment

    Contributor(s):: Mott-Stenerson, Beth

  10. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Contributor(s):: Kennedy, Patricia F., McGarvey, Mary G.

  11. Reflections on the growing influence of good agricultural practices in the Global South

    Contributor(s):: Amekawa, Y.

    EurepGAP is a pioneering field level food safety protocol called 'good agricultural practices' currently exercising influence over the global food quality assurance system. Developed by a consortium of major European retailers, this private standard enforces codes of conduct that address issues...

  12. Intensive livestock farming: global trends, increased environmental concerns, and ethical solutions

    Contributor(s):: Ilea, R. C.

    By 2050, global livestock production is expected to double - growing faster than any other agricultural sub-sector - with most of this increase taking place in the developing world. As the United Nation's four-hundred-page report, Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options,...

  13. Does the world need U.S. farmers even if Americans don't?

    Contributor(s):: Hendrickson, M. K., James, H. S., Jr., Heffernan, W. D.

    We consider the implications of trends in the number of U.S. farmers and food imports on the question of what role U.S. farmers have in an increasingly global agrifood system. Our discussion stems from the argument some scholars have made that American consumers can import their food more cheaply...

  14. Ethical issues related to food sector evolution in developing countries: about sustainability and equity. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Fo

    Contributor(s):: Raoult-Wack, A. L., Bricas, N.

    After a century of major technical advance, essentially achieved by and for the industrialized countries, the evolution of the food sector in southern countries should no longer be thought of in terms of a "headlong pursuit." In the present context of demographic growth, urbanization, poverty and...

  15. Noble goals and challenging terrain: organic and fair trade coffee movements in the global marketplace

    Contributor(s):: Rice, R. A.

    An examination of the philosophies of fair-trade and organic coffee movements reveal that the philosophical underpinnings of both certified organic (CO) and fair-trade (FT) coffee run counter to the historical concerns of coffee production and trade. Data from surveys completed by 15...

  16. Regular rates of popular culture change reflect random copying

    Contributor(s):: Bentley, R. Alexander, Lipo, Carl P., Herzog, Harold A., Hahn, Matthew W.

  17. Has public interest in animal rights peaked?

    Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold A.

  18. A test of the declining interest hypothesis

    Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold A., Jr.

  19. Pesticides, valuations and politics

    Contributor(s):: Pettersson, O.

    Some aspects are discussed of the Swedish policy to reduce pesticide use by 50