Chapter 9. Whose Rules Rule? Contested Projects to Certify ‘Local Production for Distant Consumers’

  1. Saturnino M. Borras Jr Canada Research Chair3,
  2. Marc Edelman Professor4 and
  3. Cristóbal Kay Professor5
  1. Harriet Friedmann Professor Fellow2 and
  2. Amber McNair1

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch9

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

How to Cite

Friedmann, H. and McNair, A. (2008) Whose Rules Rule? Contested Projects to Certify ‘Local Production for Distant Consumers’, in Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization (eds S. M. Borras, M. Edelman and C. Kay), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

  3. 5

    Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

  1. This is a Slow Food phrase, used by Fonte (2006)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190411

Online ISBN: 9781444307191

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Keywords:

  • Whose Rules Rule? contested projects certifying ‘local production for distant consumers’;
  • Certification rules, but whose?;
  • standard standards - uniform varieties from everywhere and nowhere;
  • diverse standards - certifying foods, certifying regions;
  • advances of GLOBALGAP;
  • Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (SFBD);
  • two strategies meet in Michoacán highlands, Mexico;
  • convergent threats to indigenous subsistence;
  • local food plus - regional label in Ontario, Canada

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Certification Rules, But Whose?

  • Two Strategies Meet in the Michoacán Highlands, Mexico

  • Local Food Plus: A Regional Label in Ontario, Canada

  • Reflections: Embeddedness and Interstitial Transformation

  • References