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    The Private Governance of Food: Equitable Exchange or Bizarre Bazaar? [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch - 2011 - Agriculture and Human Values 28 (3):345-352.
    In recent years, we have witnessed three parallel and intertwined trends: First, food retail and processing firms have embraced private standards, usually with some form of third party certification employed to verify adherence to those standards. Second, firms have increasingly aligned themselves with, as opposed to fighting off, environmental, fair trade, and other NGOs. Third, firms have embraced supply chain management as a strategy for increasing profits and market share. Together, these trends are part and parcel of the neoliberal blurring (...)
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    Introduction to Symposium on Private Agrifood Governance: Values, Shortcomings and Strategies. [REVIEW]Doris Fuchs, Agni Kalfagianni, Jennifer Clapp & Lawrence Busch - 2011 - Agriculture and Human Values 28 (3):335-344.
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    Virgil, Vigilance, and Voice: Agrifood Ethics in an Age of Globalization. [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch - 2003 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16 (5):459-477.
    Some 2000 years ago, Virgil wroteThe Georgics, a political tract on Romanagriculture in the form of a poem. Today, as aresult of rising global trade in food andagricultural products, growing economicconcentration, the merging of food andpharmacy, chronic obesity in the midst ofhunger, and new disease and pest vectors, weare in need of a new Georgics that addressesthe two key issues of our time: vigilance andvoice. On the one hand, vigilance must becentral to a new Georgics. Enforceablestandards for food safety, food (...)
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    Commentary on “Ever Since Hightower: The Politics of Agricultural Research Activism in the Molecular Age”. [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch - 2005 - Agriculture and Human Values 22 (3):285-288.
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    Inquiry for the Public Good: Democratic Participation in Agricultural Research.Gerad Middendorf & Lawrence Busch - 1997 - Agriculture and Human Values 14 (1):45-57.
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    Nanotechnologies, Food, and Agriculture: Next Big Thing or Flash in the Pan? [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch - 2008 - Agriculture and Human Values 25 (2):215-218.
    The advent of the new nanotechnologies has been heralded by government, media, and many in the scientific community as the next big thing. Within the agricultural sector research is underway on a wide variety of products ranging from distributed intelligence in orchards, to radio frequency identification devices, to animal diagnostics, to nanofiltered food products. But the nano-revolution (if indeed there is a revolution at all) appears to be taking a turn quite different from the biotechnology revolution of two decades ago. (...)
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    Irony, Tragedy, and Temporality in Agricultural Systems, or, How Values and Systems Are Related.Lawrence Busch - 1989 - Agriculture and Human Values 6 (4):4-11.
    In the last decade the systems approach to agricultural research has begun to subsume the older reductionist approaches. However, proponents of the systems approach often accept without critical examination a number of features that were inherited from previously accepted approaches. In particular, supporters of the systems approach frequently ignore the ironies and tragedies that are a part of all human endeavors. They may also fail to consider that all actual systems are temporally and spatially bounded. By incorporating such features into (...)
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    Agriculture Policy: Issues for the '80s and Beyond. [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch & William B. Lacy - 1984 - Agriculture and Human Values 1 (1):5-9.
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    Agricultural Biotechnology Research: Practices, Consequences, and Policy Recommendations. [REVIEW]William B. Lacy, Laura R. Lacy & Lawrence Busch - 1988 - Agriculture and Human Values 5 (3):3-14.
    This paper reviews current trends in the development of agricultural biotechnology, including (1) the recent and potential biotechnology products and processes in the plant, animal and food sciences, and (2) the enormous increase in Federal and State government and industrial investments in biotechnology research. Next we analyze the impacts and possible consequences of agricultural biotechnology for public and private agricultural research and for the structure and nature of the food system in this country and around the world. We conclude with (...)
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    Governance in the Age of Global Markets: Challenges, Limits, and Consequences.Lawrence Busch - 2014 - Agriculture and Human Values 31 (3):513-523.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Lawrence Busch - 1997 - Agriculture and Human Values 14 (2):191-191.
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    On the Peculiarity of Standards: A Reply to Thompson.Lawrence Busch & Kyle Whyte - 2012 - Philosophy and Technology 25 (2):243-248.
    Abstract As Paul B. Thompson suggests in his recent seminal paper, “‘There’s an App for That’: Technical Standards and Commodification by Technological Means,” technical standards restructure property (and other social) relations. He concludes with the claim that the development of technical standards of commodification can serve purposes with bad effects such as “the rise of the factory system and the deskilling of work” or progressive effects such as how “technical standards for animal welfare… discipline the unwanted consequences of market forces.” (...)
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    What Kind of Agriculture? What Might Science Deliver?Lawrence Busch - 2009 - Natures Sciences Sociétés 17 (3):241-247.
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  14. What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?Lawrence Busch & John R. Lloyd - 2008 - In Kenneth H. David & Paul B. Thompson (eds.), What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?: Social and Ethical Lessons for Nanoscience From the Debate Over Agrifood Biotechnology and Gmos. Elsevier/Academic Press.
     
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